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Elaine Ambrose

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Elaine Ambrose is an award-winning, bestselling author of 12 books, 14 eBooks, and 4 audiobooks. Her books have won 10 national writing awards in three genres: humor, memoir, and children's books. Her new children's book is titled Melody's Magical Flying Machine and features a girl with Down syndrome as the narrator. Midlife Cabernet won two national humor awards, Publishers Weekly reviewed it as “laugh-out-loud funny!” and Foreword Reviews wrote that the book was “an argument for joy” similar to Erma Bombeck. Her book, Midlife Happy Hour, was a finalist for Foreword INDIES Book of the Year and won First Place for Midlife from the Independent Publisher Award. Her memoir Frozen Dinners won Distinguished Favorite awards from the New York City ...more

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Midlife Cabernet: Life, Lov...

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Frozen Dinners: A Memoir of...

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Midlife Happy Hour: Our Rew...

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Mother’s Day isn’t only about cards with glitter or dandelion bouquets. The day still involves feeding, dressing, caring for, and providing shelter an Read more of this blog post »
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Winner of 2021 Independent Press “Distinguished Favorite” for Children’s Fiction. Publishers Weekly wrote, “Award-winning humorist, memoirist, and children’s book author Ambrose adds another hit to her roster with a third children’s book.” Kirkus Rev ...more
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“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
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Melody's Magical Flying Machine by Elaine Ambrose
"Delightful.

Life is seen through the eyes of a child who happens to have Down Syndrome. The latter is mentioned; however, not the main focus.

Melody wants and works for what all people pretend to have .

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“It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another,” she said. “It’s one damn thing over and over.”
Elaine Ambrose, Drinking with Dead Women Writers

“In hindsight, I was totally unprepared for the truth. I will live without my children much longer than I lived with them. That’s a difficult reality after submerging twenty years of my life into the responsibilities, joys, and frustrations of raising kids.”
Elaine Ambrose, Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty

“music—Sarah Brightman, Il Divo, Latin Jazz, Bette Midler, and a collection of movie tunes. Driving through the Idaho mountains while listening to the theme song from Out of Africa can be”
Elaine Ambrose, Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty

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“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
Jamie Anderson




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