Valley of the Shadows

About the Author

Amre Cortadino


Author of the Week
February 10, 2013

The eReader Cafe

Indie Book of the Day

January 9, 2013

     Amre Cortadino, the author’s pen name, pays homage to her rich heritage. Her paternal grandmother (Corti) raised 12 children during the depression (her husband passed away shortly after their last set of twins was born). Amre’s maternal grandfather’s name, Palladino, was altered at Ellis Island and is therefore lost to history...

     For Amre, growing up in small town America during the 1950s was a magical place to learn and draw from. Amre has been blessed with the beliefs, values and drive that come from sitting on the front pew of a small church in an even smaller town in NJ. One of three children born to a milkman and an accordion teacher, from large Italian families, God, family and friends were the mainstay of existence. Throughout grammar school and high school, every occasion had been celebrated by parades, school plays, Sunday School picnics, and tons of family. Married 30+ years, with four children and two grandchildren, Amre infuses her faith, friendships, humor, previous business and life experiences in her passion for writing. Some of Amre’s previous opportunities include home-schooling her four children, one of whom is autistic/pervasive developmental disorder; medical transcription; a bachelor’s degree in health science; and certifications and service as a childbirth educator (ICEA) and lactation consultant (IBCLC). Keeping chickens is also one of Amre’s pastimes.

Articles & Reviews!
, February 10, 2013, The eReader Cafe interviews Amre.

Passaic Valley Today
, January 24, 2013, Daniele Sciuto's interview with Amre

Frankie Blooding's Bookshelf, January 16, 2013, Frankie Blooding's Interview with Amre, Spotlight on Amre and Valley of the Shadows: Kingdom of Hillael

 The "BookCast" Podcast!

Host Bill Thompson interviews Amre
on his December 10, 2012, Podcast:

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