About Angelina

Published Award Winning Author

Hi there! My name is Angelina Assanti and I am a humor writer. My first book, “The Lottery Heiress” came out in 2013. My second book, “Mark Taylor’s Checkered Past” came out in 2014. While I was writing the third book in that series, I was diagnosed with cancer and wrote my most-successful book to date, “Thank God I Got Cancer…I’m Not a Hypochondriac Anymore!” which won two national awards and was a finalist in the International Readers’ Favorite contest. It’s also an Amazon Bestseller.

My Story

How I Got Started

I am from a small town in Massachusetts. I have three books on the market. My latest one is a humorous book, based on my life when I was diagnosed with cancer in July of 2015. I kept a journal through the treatments and wrote about it after I went into remission. It has won two national awards and an international award. It is a funny book. “Thank God I Got Cancer…I’m Not a Hypochondriac Anymore!” is the name. It definitely shows my New England sense of humor. Filled with sarcasm and commentary about the whole cancer journey, it’s a must-read for anyone going through cancer. My other works are fiction. That’s what I prefer to write. I hated writing something true about myself – especially cancer. It’s not something I wanted to talk about. But the letters I get from my readers makes it worth it.

"The Lottery Heiress by Angela Assanti is a funny, fast paced novel that had me hooked right from the first page. Ms. Assanti clearly has a humorous side to her and that shows throughout the book; it had me chuckling in more than a few places."

Anne-Marie Reynolds

"Assanti's prose is beautiful and she knows how to connect with readers through her masterful use of humor. This is a book that will entertain you and put a smile on your face, even in the heart of harrowing grief, a book to be read and shared."

Ruffina Oserio

"A very well researched subject matter which truly is life and death to many, Angelina has been able to bring forth both, our humor and our pain through Mark Taylor’s struggles."

Jorge I. Calvo

What I Do


Florida Authors & Publishers Association

The Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc. is dedicated to providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession in the state of Florida. FAPA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

I joined FAPA in 2015, when I won a President’s Award for Mark Taylor’s Checkered Past. I joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and became the President-Elect in 2017. My term began in July 2018 at the annual conference, and ended in August 2019.


  • 2018 Big Heart Award - Lee Memorial Regional Cancer Center 
  • 2017 Supporter of the Year - Team Pink 
  • 2016 President's Awards, Thank God I Got Cancer (FAPA)
  • 2016 Readers' Favorite, Thank God I Got Cancer (Finalist)
  • 2015 President's Awards, Mark Taylor (FAPA)


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