When she and her husband moved back to North Carolina to be closer to family, they built a barn for Ann’s horse Crimson. She also discovered that Tony Abbott, her old mentor from Davidson College, was teaching poetry classes. Ann’s writing spirit caught fire under his tutelage. She was honored to win the Poet Laureate Award twice from the North Carolina Poetry Society. But Ann spent most of her time on her pet project – MOTHERHOOD: LOST AND FOUND – a memoir about her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s at the same time Ann was trying to become a mother.
After many miscarriages and much heartache, Ann and her husband were blessed with a baby. Through the years, Ann has enjoyed sharing her passion for writing and horses with her daughter, who is now a teenager. She and her family and animals live on a small horse farm in North Carolina.
For more information about Ann and her books, please see: www.anncampanella.com.