Ann Christine Fell

Biography

Ann Christine Fell is a mother and grandmother, musician, nature lover, piano technician, photographer, and an award-winning writer. In her spare time, she enjoys playing her piano, hammering on a dulcimer, ringing handbells, gardening, and wandering the prairie in her front yard. She and her husband live on the edge of the Flint Hills in Cowley County, Kansas.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
In the Shadow of the Wind was a project begun decades ago, in another place and another time in my life. When events of life intervened, and my new life started, I put this project away and literally forgot about it. Without the detailed journals I wrote at the time the events occurred, it would have been impossible to write this memoir.

Will anybody want to read it? And if they do, will they treat it with favor? Perhaps I’ll never know, but the story is there, offered for anyone who might be struggling, who has experienced the tragic loss of a loved one far too soon in life. I feel a little arrogant to think that anyone would want to read a memoir of my life. After all, who am I? I’m just Ann, plain and ordinary.

Perhaps this describes the vast majority of us. Within our small circles of life, each of us makes our mark. We live. We love. And we die. Some of us complete the circle sooner than others. Some of us travel parts of the circle more than once. Most of us, sooner or later, will feel the pain of a loved one’s death and question what purpose remains in our empty lives. And we must find a way forward.
Why did you decide to write this story now?
In 2010, my father died suddenly after a heart attack. He had supported me during the losses of my two infants and my husband with unconditional love and encouragement. At his memorial service, I mentioned how much it meant to me when he endorsed my forty day retreat into the wilderness. Afterward, people wanted to know more about the retreat. It was like somebody from beyond tapped me on the shoulder to say, “It’s time. Write.” Perhaps it was a last gift from my father. Perhaps Craig himself (my late husband) had something to do with it. But at that moment, I knew my life had just changed. I would write again.
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Books

In the Shadow of the Wind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,040. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
There is life after loss. Through a sequence of extraordinary events, In the Shadow of the Wind tells how one ordinary woman learns to dance on the threshold of fear, to cherish every moment of life, and to believe in her inner resources to conquer adversity.

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