Ann Rinaldi Autobiography
Ann Rinaldi once a young hopeless little girl was transformed into an aspiring writer. Young Ann started when she was born August 27, 2012 in New York City to Michael and Marcella Feis. Soon after Ann was born her mother died leaving her to live with her aunt and uncle in Brooklyn. She relives her time in their presence as “the best part of her childhood”. Unfortunately Ann’s father came and swept her away to take her back to New Jersey to live with her stepmom and four siblings.
Ann’s father was a newspaper magazine manager and claims “he did everything in his power to prevent her from becoming a writer”. Ann’s father frowned upon her want to attend college, also didn’t allow her to attend. Her school days were very miserable; she conveys that “they attempted to take away my spirit”. After high school Ann took a leap of faith when entering the world of business as a secretary.
In 1960 Ann marries Ron and states that “Ron was middle-class and sane unlike what she had been brought up around”. Just after marrying Ron she fled the world of business to settle down after she had two children. She then decided that she wanted to become a novelist. After her first four she realized that they were some of the worst works she’s ever written or read. In 1969 after numerous pleas she was given a weekly column in the Somerset Messenger Gazette. She exults, "I earned seven dollars a week, but I was writing!" Then, in 1970, Ann was hired to write two columns a week for the Trentonian daily. She exclaims that "Within a couple of years I was writing features and soft news as well as columns, and learning the newspaper business."
In 1979 Ann finally finished a short story she had been working on for years. Ann states that "My experience in the newspaper business and as a parent gave me so much more to bring to my fiction." That short story had a title you would think that was for a college English class. The paper had been titled...