Mary Ellen Gambutti, Author I'm a writer, an adopted person,
and a stroke survivor, and a friend.
Welcome to my writing world -
I'm so glad you're here!
Words and music are my earliest memories. Language and writing were my first loves in school. I've kept up some form of word-stringing most years--only in the most difficult times letting go of the jottings, notes, lists, letters, and poetry.
All of it came to a halt with a brain hemorrhage the summer of my fifty-eighth year. While home recovering after a lengthy rehab, I began to take online writing courses. I found memoirs. I was, once again, captured by the beauty of words and meaning, and began to record my experience in personal essays. Writing permitted me to take stock of life-changing events and has been therapeutic and life-affirming.
My husband, Phil, and I now live in Lewes, DE with our fourteen-year-old Chihuahua, Maxwell, rescued from a Miami shelter.
I write to find the truth in my experience. In my new book, I trace my life as an adoptive daughter in the 1950s and 1960s and my search and reunion with my natural family that began in 1990.
I invite you to follow me.