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Authors & Works: Author Spotlight

“ The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. ”

—O. A. Battista

When Anna Casamento Arrigo penned her soon-to-be-released book " When Daddy's Going Away," she started the writing journey with a reflection, a snippet of her dad. It differs, however, because Anna's dad passed away when she was only 12.

" I don't pretend to honestly know what a child, who's going through the upheaval and sadness may experience during but, especially, after that divorce is finalized. All I have or, rather, am left with, is that sense of loss and the uncertainty that comes with not knowing."

I, suppose, in some aberrant way, it's best that I never had that sense of loss, conflict, pain, and separation or, even, alienation because parents ' contention toward each other becomes, in some ways, greater than the love they have or should have for their child or children. "When Daddy's Going Away," is my thought, my soul, and heart seeking to explore and, hopefully, allow some to remember THE CHILD! "

I'd like to thank readers & parents and let them know that there is nothing more significant, for me than the strength, love, but, most importantly, the impact and influence our parents bequest upon us, even when we are too young to accept or even realize it. My mom is, though no longer 'here'...the core of my being...ALL I AM is greatly due to her strength and her 'on the job' training!

Parenthood doesn't come with a written manual, but, it does, however, come with something even more crucial the common sense to know the difference between selflessness and selfishness. — Anna Casamento Arrigo

A Piece of Anna's heart

Dear Daddy,

Remember when you said we' go

Forth together

And life would never end

Crying knowing it was the truth

Crying still knowing it was a lie.

Remember when you nursed my ruptured soul

and said mending would be mine alone

I cried knowing it was the truth

Crying still knowing it was a lie.

Remember when you held my tiny hand in the

Wind brushed icy chill

And said you'd always stay

I cried knowing it was the truth

Crying still knowing it was a lie.

Remember when my tears flowed freely

Among the roses of goodbye

I cried knowing it was all a lie

Crying still knowing truth.

When Daddy's Going Away is a story penned from the author's heart, remembering the 'child,' and written for the little ones. All children lose out when parents separate. One can be an ex-partner but never an ex-parent. The book is designed for 4-to-8-year-olds, tackling love, lost, and separation anxiety when one of the parents is going away. Give the gift of healing and happiness.

Anna Casamento Arrigo is the author of several children's books including the endearing Mr. Moon Mr. Moon. She has authored a poetry book, ALL RED and the romantic suspense novel, The Shadows Secret

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