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Happy Thanksgiving – Grateful For ...

With Thanksgiving approaching, I reflect on the things I’m grateful for. Of course, there are the usual things like my family – my supportive partner, (the hubby,) my sons, and my furbabies – one dog and fours cats, all rescues. I’m grateful and blessed to be married to the hubster for thirty-five years, and to have been fortunate enough to have two wonderful boys, who are now grown men, one a PA in cardio-thoracic surgery ICU, and the other a mechanical engineer.

I’m beyond grateful to have rescued my dog from Puerto Rico, who is the sweetest pup ever, and always by my side. I’m so thankful, to have found two kittens in my back yard. Well, they found us, going on eight years now. We rescued a third, who was in very bad shape, from an acquaintance’s yard. He was so sick, and weighed only eight ounces. We diligently nursed him back to health. I'm happy to report he is a spunky, sweet, big cat now. I’m also thankful to have helped our fourth rescue, abandoned in a basement window well, who is my little loving, and comforting shadow.

Something I’m obviously appreciative of is my home, with its many comforts, that’s truly my sanctuary, my go-to place of peace and serenity. Though my boys now live on their own, the memories of whipping up wonderful meals for them, made with love, still linger in my kitchen. The smiles on their faces when they walked in the door from school, and the scent of Christmas cookies baking in the oven, that wafted to their eager noses, is imprinted in my mind. Memories of their younger years, tucking them into bed, reading them stories, playing silly games with them, watching them grow, and finally spread their wings, and fly are present in every room in my home.

I’m thankful for songs that sing to my soul and transport me back to happy memories. I treasure songs I can sing along to that spark creativity, and cause that feeling deep in my belly where happiness and peace collide. I pay homage to the lyrics that heal my spirit and I let the words fill me. I’m thankful for good books that keep me up at night, turning pages and inspiring me to write.

Being grateful for all of the above and more, goes without saying, but in addition, I’m fortunate to have found my passion – writing and helping aspiring authors.

Though I don’t know most of you personally, I’m honored to be in a position to mentor you. I’m rooting for each and every one of you to succeed in your dream of becoming a published author. I hope I’ve been a help in some small way, that my tips, info, encouragement, and support will continue to guide you on your journey.

If your passion is to become a writer and not necessarily an author, I still hope the advice, strategies, inspiration, and guidance help you realize your goals.



Hi. I'm Liz Ambrico, freelance proofreader and aspiring author. I too am querying agents, editors, and publishers in hopes of becoming a published author.



Wordy is the get-in-the-know hotspot for writers. From grammar to publishing find info, tips, and inspiration to take your WIP (Work In Progress) to the next level.


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I co-founded and managed a successful author and writer group on Long Island for five years. During events with publishers and authors I learned what matters, what agents are looking for, and the benefits and pitfalls of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing.

I've gained a lot of tips and tidings on my writing journey and want to share what I know.

Besides my passion for writing, I'm a fitness enthusiast, and I love coffee, chocolate, and animals. I'm mom to two amazing young men, and I live on Long Island with my husband, four zany cats, and the sweetest dog ever.

Whether you're new to writing, ready to query, or about to submit your manuscript,  welcome, you've come to the right place.

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Alyssa is Wordy's website administrator and tech guru. She holds a degree in Communication and has always enjoyed writing and marketing, both of which are highly useful skills for aspiring authors. 

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