Ann Ormsby

author of women’s contemporary fiction

Welcome!

I thoroughly believe that the family you are born into and how the people in that family treat you determine who you will become. The effects of family relationships are rich with love as well as psychological triggers. Family members can either be our biggest supporters or the most savage and damaging critics, but I have found that most people can be saved by one strong, loving, positive relationship early in life. These are the stories I like to write.

-Ann Ormsby

Welcome!

I thoroughly believe that the family you are born into and how the people in that family treat you determine who you will become. The effects of family relationships are rich with love as well as psychological triggers. Family members can either be our biggest supporters or the most savage and damaging critics, but I have found that most people can be saved by one strong, loving, positive relationship early in life. These are the stories I like to write.

-Ann Ormsby

Coming Soon

Living in the Rain

June 1, 2021

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“Ormsby has brought to life one of the most painful struggles so many people deal with: the question of whose happiness should be valued most. Though a difficult topic, Ormsby breaks it down into varied perspectives relatably and realistically. She has a true feel for combining page-turning fiction with real-life problems, and when the book ends, it’s hard to stop thinking about the characters. A perfect book club book.”

—Christie Stratos, author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart

Coming Soon

Living in the Rain

June 1, 2021

“Ormsby has brought to life one of the most painful struggles so many people deal with: the question of whose happiness should be valued most. Though a difficult topic, Ormsby breaks it down into varied perspectives relatably and realistically. She has a true feel for combining page-turning fiction with real-life problems, and when the book ends, it’s hard to stop thinking about the characters. A perfect book club book.”

—Christie Stratos, author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, case tantas eu est. Verterem recteque disputando at sed, eros posse maiorum ex vel. Te diam efficiendi mei, te pro bonorum phaedrum dissentiunt. No vix quem dicant. Dico solet timeam ex sed, his velit saperet disputando ne. In per soluta persius, pro ne dicit corpora omnesque, sea id dolor persius.

Omnis delicata recteque eam at, porro albucius sadipscing cu nec. Ea his nobis eleifend. Vix brute harum latine no, animal efficiantur quo et. Eam doming albucius in, numquam fabellas definiebas per et, in nam minim adolescens. Per fierent reprimique in, vitae delectus consulatu cum ex, no nec timeam oblique civibus.

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The Recovery Room

There’s a storm brewing in the quiet town of Litchfield. A whirlwind of media attention, political debate, and anger is about to sweep through and hold the fate of three women captive.

In the eye of the storm are sixteen-year-old Clara Mahoney, a lonesome girl living in a family strained by autism; Pia Fernandez, a battered wife who wants only to escape her abusive husband; and, Loren Elliot, a forty-three-year-old who can barely make ends meet with two kids in college and a husband who just lost his job.

Though these women are very different, they have a great deal in common. They are each unexpectedly pregnant, scared, and in positions where they cannot devote themselves to a child. And, they all have appointments at the same abortion clinic in Litchfield.

But getting there won’t be easy. Anti-choice forces-headed by a vain socialite and a self-indulgent priest-are mounting a demonstration against the clinic. Can these desperate women brave the chaos? Or will they let the public debate dictate their private decisions?

An easy read that raises hard questions and then answers them in a compelling way, The Recovery Room is a book every woman should read.

The Recovery Room

There’s a storm brewing in the quiet town of Litchfield. A whirlwind of media attention, political debate, and anger is about to sweep through and hold the fate of three women captive.

In the eye of the storm are sixteen-year-old Clara Mahoney, a lonesome girl living in a family strained by autism; Pia Fernandez, a battered wife who wants only to escape her abusive husband; and, Loren Elliot, a forty-three-year-old who can barely make ends meet with two kids in college and a husband who just lost his job.

Though these women are very different, they have a great deal in common. They are each unexpectedly pregnant, scared, and in positions where they cannot devote themselves to a child. And, they all have appointments at the same abortion clinic in Litchfield.

But getting there won’t be easy. Anti-choice forces-headed by a vain socialite and a self-indulgent priest-are mounting a demonstration against the clinic. Can these desperate women brave the chaos? Or will they let the public debate dictate their private decisions?

An easy read that raises hard questions and then answers them in a compelling way, The Recovery Room is a book every woman should read.

Ann Ormsby

Ann Ormsby is a freelance writer with a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in English and Writing from Drew University. Her articles on reproductive freedom and other public policy issues have appeared in The Newark Star-Ledger, The Huffington Post, njspotlight.com and The Alternative Press. Her short story “Wounded Enough” was published on hackwriters.com and her story “Opening Night” was shortlisted for the Able Muse Prize for Fiction. The Recovery Room is her first full-length novel.

Ormsby is also a public relations professional who served as the senior vice president for marketing communications at the United Way of New York City. But it was her work for the City of New York that fueled her convictions about reproductive freedom and education. While working at the New York City Council and the New York City Human Resources Administration, Ormsby visited almost every homeless shelter in the City and many so-called “welfare hotels” where families, mostly women and their children, were housed.

“Many times the women were not much more than children themselves. My most graphic memory is seeing a young woman in the infamous Martinique Hotel on Broadway standing in a hallway in a sheer white nightgown, her belly swollen with a late-term pregnancy, a one-year old perched on her hip, holding a toddler’s hand. A teenager herself, three children, no home, no hope. This image has stayed with me for more than 25 years. I believe that education and delayed child-bearing is one of the answers to ending the cycle of poverty,” said Ormsby.

In 2005, she was elected to the Westfield Board of Education and is currently serving her third term. In 2010, she co-founded the Westfield Theatre Guild, a non-profit fundraising organization that supports her local high school’s drama department. She is also a volunteer with Planned Parenthood.

Ann Ormsby

Ann Ormsby is a freelance writer with a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in English and Writing from Drew University. Her articles on reproductive freedom and other public policy issues have appeared in The Newark Star-Ledger, The Huffington Post, njspotlight.com and The Alternative Press. Her short story “Wounded Enough” was published on hackwriters.com and her story “Opening Night” was shortlisted for the Able Muse Prize for Fiction. The Recovery Room is her first full-length novel.

Ormsby is also a public relations professional who served as the senior vice president for marketing communications at the United Way of New York City. But it was her work for the City of New York that fueled her convictions about reproductive freedom and education. While working at the New York City Council and the New York City Human Resources Administration, Ormsby visited almost every homeless shelter in the City and many so-called “welfare hotels” where families, mostly women and their children, were housed.

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