Giveaway of audio version of His Eye Is on The Sparrow

posted on: May 28, 2015

I was so excited after hearing the wonderful Audible recording of His Eye is On the Sparrow, my short memoir published by Shebooks that I want to share the experience with you.  I listened to it on my phone as I walked my neighborhood, the sun warming me, a breeze rustling the leaves around me. Once again,… Read more

How THE LOTTERY Came to Be

posted on: March 9, 2015

To tell the story of how The Lottery came to be means going back a few years to the winter of 2008.  It was a bitter winter, the cold especially harsh after almost a decade of global warming instigated mildness. Snowfall blanketed the Midwest for months.  Thermal underwear under layers of clothes did not prevent me from… Read more

Another Wonderful Christmas Cookie Club!

posted on: December 10, 2014

Another exciting, wonderful, loving, fun and delicious Christmas cookie club! Our party this year reflected lots of changes. Marybeth Bayer, who was the hostesses, organizer and head cookie bitch for over twenty years, moved to be closer to her family.  Her friend, Karin, gladly picked up the reins and had the cookie exchange at her… Read more

Let’s Decrease Violence in our Society

posted on: September 24, 2014

We live in a violent society. This summer we witnessed the murder of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer as well as domestic violence and child abuse perpetrated by our athletic heroes.  A student killed 7 and wounded 14 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Military machines from our wars now… Read more

A Labor Day Free Story for You: Snake Patterns

Books to wear posted on: August 30, 2014

  A juniper bush is beside the stairs leading to my front door. Its needles are so tiny and regular, they appear to be a soft green cloud. I walk toward the steps. A sudden motion catches my eye. A baby snake, no more than 5 inches, explores the shrub. The small diamonds and triangles… Read more

A Gift for My Sister Wins Best Fiction Award

Gift for My Sister, paperback posted on: August 12, 2014

Once again the Internet brought me surprising news.  I was Googling myself to fulfill a request from my agent. I guess this guilty curiosity is something many do,  but I had not indulged in well over a year. I checked through the pages to ascertain that the information was not about the several other Ann… Read more

Sissy’s Independence Day

posted on: July 4, 2014

Sissy Peoples lives in Detroit and works as a nurse. She first appeared in The Christmas Cookie Club and was a major character in A Gift for My Sister.   In The Lottery, the third novel of the series which will be launched in October, Sissy wins $10,000 and inspires the cookie club to play the… Read more

Angels is now FREE

posted on: June 25, 2014

My illustrated short story, Angels is FREE on Amazon starting today, June 25, 2014 through June 28.  That’s 4 days to pick it up here.   Angels is an illustrated short story for adults. Set in inner city Detroit, this is a tale of a family beset by the traumas of drug addiction, adultery, prison,… Read more

Shebooks webpage is live!

posted on: May 27, 2014

Shebooks website is up and I wanted to make sure that you knew about this terrific new service for women who love to read.  They are publishing books for women, by women. Suited for the busy women, the books are short (less than 10,000 words) and available on line.  Here’s the story, straight from their… Read more

Wearing Books: An Artistic, Literary Adventure

Books to wear posted on: April 21, 2014

  Do you love books so much you feel as though you’re wrapped up in them or part of the scene they conjure? Do you feel you’ve become one of the characters?  Recently I jumped at the chance to, literally, become part of a book.  This was an artistic as well as literary project that… Read more