“Losing my husband Drew to pancreatic cancer propelled me headfirst on a journey into grief, single parenting, and perhaps most tragic of all … mid-life courtship.  I give voice to things others may think about saying but often aren’t brave enough to express. Or confess,” wrote Amorello.

Amorello received her B.F.A. in illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Prior to being widowed she worked in a variety of positions as a designer and then ran her own business creating one-of-a-kind invitations for events in the private and corporate sectors for a decade. Up until December 2012, she wrote a bi-weekly column called “No Sugar Added” for the Forecaster newspapers in southern Maine. She owns Silver Crayon Studios, the company through which she founded and managed two projects designed to provide connection, inspiration, education, entertainment and a good dose of laughter.

Amorello has been a widow since 2002 and is the mother of three children. Besides being an author, she is an artist and a humorist who speaks about unspeakable tragedy. She lives in Cape Elizabeth in a vintage house by the sea and wakes up each day happy to be alive and still laughing. This program at the library is free and open to the public.

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