Memoirist, Editor, Poet
As a two-year-old, Ann Campanella’s daughter barely registers on the pediatric growth chart, rarely naps and has intense stomachaches after eating. Doctors and well-meaning friends repeatedly assure Ann that Sydney will outgrow these issues. But at the age of five, Sydney finally receives a celiac diagnosis.
Celiac Mom charts the course of one mother who is determined to keep her daughter safe from gluten, a substance that is literally poisoning her.
Motherhood: Lost and Found
Alzheimer’s disease, infertility and horses intersect in this powerful memoir. At age 33, award-winning author and poet Ann Campanella returns home to North Carolina ready to build a horse farm and start a family. Her foundation is shaken when she experiences multiple miscarriages at the same time her mother spirals into Alzheimer’s. The author’s devotion to family and her horse Crimson sustain her as she waits for a final miracle.
What Flies Away
What Flies Away tells the story in poetry of the author’s mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s, her father’s sudden death and the miracle of her daughter’s birth. Campanella received the Poet Laureate Award twice for two poems "The Chase" and "How to Grieve," both of which are included in the collection.
– Traci Medford-Rosow,
bestselling author of Unblinded.
“This should be the book of choice given to any parent holding a new diagnosis of a child’s celiac condition and wondering what to do next.”
– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
Midwest Book Review