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Barbara Forte Abate

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I grew up in a small town in Dutchess County, New York, the third of five children. Although I started my first novel in 4th grade, I didn't recognize what would eventually become a lifelong passion until several years later as I found my thoughts routinely wandering off to inhabit imagined places -- spinning elaborate tales curiously populated by ever-changing collections of strange and unique characters that seemed to arrive from nowhere, yet remained, incredibly content to live within my fictitious worlds.

It would be impossible to determine or otherwise explain where the intense obsession to draw pictures and unreel emotion with words on paper originates from, just as it would be unfathomable to ever abandon. It is simply there - deep, u
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Barbara Forte Abate Hi Helen! I so much appreciate your very kind "non-question" and thoughtfulness in letting me know that you enjoyed Painted From Memories.

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Hi Helen! I so much appreciate your very kind "non-question" and thoughtfulness in letting me know that you enjoyed Painted From Memories.

A book never seems quite real until it is experienced, and it's no exaggeration to say you are that particular reader a author dreams of. And I am no less than thrilled that my novel landed in your hands :-D

My sincere thanks for taking the time to get in touch and share your thoughts (such a delicious treat to receive on a dark and rainy Monday morning!). I very much look forward to meeting up with you again, across the pages!

All best wishes,
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Whether writing, art, music–extending a word or a hand–the world can knock us for a loop when we venture to put ourselves out there in the jumble. Not that we won’t get the occasional coddle, petting, or sweet whispers, but not in a way we might deem as dependable. The wind changes, a door closes, sand shifts…and you’re left standing on your own, conflicted, confused

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“there are times when simply looking at him breaks her heart. Not in a sad way. It’s the other kind of heartbreak. The kind that clenches the insides upon discovery of something particularly beautiful or altogether implausible.”
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“Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.”
John Steinbeck

“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold onto this illusion, even though he knows it's not true.”
John Steinbeck

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“What a long strange trip it's been.”
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Barbara Abate It's lovely meeting you, Dillon! My sincere thanks for letting me know you're out there, and for taking a chance on Painted From Memories. You are greatly appreciated!
Very much hoping you enjoy traveling the pages and would love to hear your thoughts once you've finished.
All best wishes :-D


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Dale Thele Barbara, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Painted From Memories.
Wishing you the very best!


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