Ann Pietrangelo

About Ann

I'm an author and freelance writer.

My first book, No More Secs! offers a glimpse into the mindset of a person diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. Other people with multiple sclerosis (MS) tell me that it mirrors their own experiences. Some used my book to explain MS to their friends and family. Feedback like this: "I laughed, I cried, I connected to you in a way I've connected with no one else. It was so nice to know I'm not alone," gives me an indescribable high.

The follow-up book, Catch That Look, is about my experiences with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), something I'd never heard of until my diagnosis. When a reader who was dealing with her own TNBC told me, "I'm passing the book on to my daughter when I finish it," I knew it was worth the effort.

So, I wrote books about what it's like to live with MS and cancer, but lest you get the idea that I'm a medical mess who wallows in her health problems, you should know that I'm not the "why me?" type. Why not me? I'm not all about hearts and rainbows, either. I'm grateful and optimistic, but I'm also a realist. And I'm not in bad shape. I'm probably the healthiest unhealthy person you'll ever meet.

My husband and I make our home in Williamsburg, Virginia. With adult children scattered around the country, road trips are a fun fact of life, but I wouldn't mind settling into a cozy beach cottage where they can all visit at their leisure. Dare to dream.

My feature articles appear in publications all around the web. I'm currently working on my first novel and a collection of short stories about the fleeting moments of our lives that make us who we are.

Words matter. I write them.

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