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I asked a friend to take a family portrait for the book's author page. Here I am with struggling Lucca and Vivi who don't like holding still for the camera, but obviously Tim liked it since he joined right in! What a perfect gift to wrap up this chapter in our book of eternity.

I asked a friend to take a family portrait for the book’s author page. Here I am with struggling Lucca and Vivi who don’t like holding still for the camera, but obviously Tim liked it since he joined us, as usual, on my left side! What a perfect gift to wrap up this chapter in our book of eternity.

Story telling is in our family’s DNA.

Raised on the tradition of enjoying good food and great tales at the family table, Anne Marie learned at an early age about sharing intimacy through the spoken word. Her large family often “loved loud” and even though everyone spoke at the same time, all were understood. She has fond memories of her Italian father starting most conversations, then her older siblings and their children shared their own stories of the day or memories of years past. Anne Marie also inherited the potential skill for the written word from her mother’s Irish roots being distantly related to famed novelist, James Joyce.

The love of family and sharing stories about life was a perfect springboard for Anne Marie to become a writer. But not until her husband, Tim died and gave her convincing “food for thought” and experiences beyond her imagination, did she feel compelled to document their history. Writing this memoir has been an incredibly healing experience with peaks and valleys along the way. As her life continues in this realm, she looks forward to the next chapter in her journey, with hope for whatever it may bring.

Anne Marie Higgins is a writer, nurse practitioner and family therapist who lives with her two cats, Lucca and Vivi in Syracuse, NY. Anne Marie is also is a confirmed “Hawkaholic.” From early spring through summer, she can be found watching the nest cam at Cornell University as Red-Tailed Hawks Big Red and Ezra raise their yearly brood. And since the summer of 2016, Anne Marie has been photographing and chronicling the activities of a family of Red-Tailed Hawks, Otto and SU-Sue and their six chicks at Syracuse University. Check out my posts and those of other devoted hawkaholics on our Facebook page: Syracuse Hawk Chatters.