The Olean Public Library is pleased to announce local author Ann McCauley will speak on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Art Gallery. Ms. McCauley is the author of Runaway Grandma, Mother Love and a contributing author to the recently released Women Writing On Family: Tips On Writing, Teaching, and Publishing. The latter is a start to finish resource written for women who are just starting their writing careers by “their sisters” who understand the balancing act of writing honest prose between loads of laundry and during naptime.
According to Marilyn L. Taylor, Ph.D., Wisconsin Poet Laureate, 2009-2010; Going Wrong (Parallel Press, 2009), Women Writing On Family is an “extraordinary collection of insightful, well-written essays will serve splendidly as both guidebook and motivator for any woman who is writing seriously and living her life fully. Matters as diverse as family dynamics, realistic time-management, marketing strategies—even ways of writing more effectively—are covered here with great sensitivity and common sense.”
Mother Love was published in November 2004 and received the Reviewers Choice Award in 2005. A revised edition of Mother Love and e-book will be released in May 2012.
Runaway Grandma was released in November 2007. It was listed as one of the Top 100 Choices of Book Clubs in the country by Bookmovement.com in May 2008. Runaway Grandma was nominated for Book of the Year in Women’s Issues in 2008. Both books are available online at Amazon.com & B&N.com or may be ordered at any bookstore.
Ms. McCauley grew up on a small farm in Pennsylvania, the oldest of seven children. As a child she wrote many dramatic stories to and about her siblings, letters to the editor, and even letters to the PA state governor. She remembers her father saying, after reading one of her tales, “I’ll be damned if you are not a writer!” Ms. McCauley states from that day forward she believed she was a writer, crediting her father’s influence. She states that there were detours before she actually started to write. “I did freelance writing for local newspapers and nursing journals for ten years before I stopped working as a nurse in 2003. Since then I have been writing, marketing, and learning the ropes of the publishing world.”
Writing and reading as well as involvement with her family and friends give Ms. McCauley joy and life satisfaction. She and her husband also like to travel. Copies of her books will be available for purchase after the program.
This Program is free and open to the public; it is sponsored by the Olean Public Library. The library is located at 134 N. 2nd St., Olean, NY 14760.