Patten Free Library Hosts Sandi Amorello, “The Irreverent Widow”

Posted Jan. 22, 2013, at 12:38 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.
Sandi Amorello
Sandi Amorello

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Patten Free Library, Summer Street, Bath, ME

For more information: Leslie Mortimer; 443-5141 ext. 25;

On Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30pm, Sandi Amorello will be reading from and signing copies of her new memoir, The Irreverent Widow: Shockingly True Tales of Love, Death and Dating — with Children in Tow, at Patten Free Library in Bath. The program is free and open to the public; Bath Book Shop will handle sales at the event.

As Amorello writes on her website, “Losing my husband Drew to pancreatic cancer propelled me headfirst on a journey into grief, single parenting, and perhaps most tragic of all… mid-life courtship. I am a reluctant expert on navigating unexpected change and loss, finding humor in even the most tragic of circumstances, following your heart, and re-creating your life with passion and creativity. Sharing my own stories, and hopefully bringing a fresh perspective into the lives of others is what lights me up inside. I give voice to things others may think about saying… but often aren’t brave enough to express. Or confess.”

Amorello received her B.F.A. in illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and prior to being widowed, worked in a variety of positions as a designer, and then ran her own business creating one-of-a-kind invitations for events in the private and corporate sectors for a decade. Up until December 2012, she wrote a bi-weekly column called “No Sugar Added” for the Forecaster newspapers in southern Maine. She owns Silver Crayon Studios, the company through which she founded and managed two projects designed to provide connection, inspiration, education, entertainment…and a good dose of laughter ~ “The Irreverent Widow” and “Girl Scout Dropout.”

Amorello has been a widow since 2002. She is the mother of three children, and also an author, artist, and humorist who speaks the truth about unspeakable tragedy. She lives in Cape Elizabeth in a vintage house by the sea and wakes up each day…happy to be alive. And still laughing.