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 in June 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.
Hello, friends of my website and blog - I'm thrilled to update you that I Must Have Wandered: An Adopted Air Force Daughter Recalls is coming along! Watch for an early 2022 release. I'm so pleased with the cover! I want this blog to elevate adoptee voices, as well as feature my writing. To that end, I plan to feature guest bloggers in the coming months. Watch this space! This month of November is National Adoptee Awareness Month. Today is #WorldAdoptionDay. Be aware and min