|Just Because It's Fiction Doesn't Mean It's Not True with Amy Impellizzeri|
Event Type: Author Visit|
Age Group(s): Adult
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
.Library: Stone Harbor Library
Join author, Amy Impellizzeri, as she recounts her story of survival following a plane crash on her residential New York corner just two months after 9/11, in the aftermath of which her home was commandeered as the headquarters for the recovery operation. In her latest novel, Secrets of Worry Dolls, Impellizzeri unravels the poignant secrets of a 9/11 widow and her daughter, in a tale that takes the reader on a journey from Guatemala to the fictional town of Rock Harbor - a scrappy, resilient place based loosely on Amy's former town of Belle Harbor, the site of the 2001 plane crash and subsequent re-building efforts.
Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up exec, and award-winning author. After spending a decade at one of the top law firms in the country, Amy left to advocate for working women, eventually landing at a VC-backed start-up company, Hybrid Her (named by ForbesWoman as a top website for women in 2010 and 2011), while writing her first novel, Lemongrass Hope (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2014), named a 2014 Indiefab Book of the Year Bronze Winner (Romance). Her sophomore novel, Secrets of the Worry Dolls, was released on December 1, 2016, and was an Editor's Pick in Foreword Reviews Magazine. Amy's next novel, The Truth About Thea, is due out October 2017. Amy is a Tall Poppy Writer, Past President of the Women's Fiction Writers Association, and a contributor to She is Fierce! and Women Writers, Women's Books. Amy's essays and articles have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Glass Hammer, Divine Caroline, ABA's Law Practice Today, and Skirt! Magazine, among more.
Location: Stone Harbor Library Program Room