Friday, December 28, 2012


I have a new Hard Times Cookbook, this time one which shares crock pot cooking recipes. Hope you like it.

Friday, December 14, 2012


We want to Thank each and everyone who participated in the blog hop. A winner was drawn for the gift card from this site and they have received this.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Romance Novelist Anna Patterson

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Sweet Pea's Chatter House is joining over 160 writers and those in the writing industry in the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop on December 7 through December 13. There is a Grand Prize giveaway included:

  •  A Kindle Paperwhite
  • A Nook Glow
  • A $90 choice gift card for Amazon or Barnes and Noble
  • Both tablets come with a book bundle.
So follow the links to see the great Holiday Books which are just out and to get a chance at these great prizes.

Sweet Pea's Chatter House will have a drawing for a $15 gift card from Amazon. This drawing will be at the end of the blog hop and will be made from names of people who leave a comment on the blog during the hop.

So Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Be sure and look for the links to the other participants on this page.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

THIS YEAR WE ARE JOINING THE CHRISTMAS WISHES BLOG HOP December 7-13 of Book & Trailer Showcase; Coffee Beans and Love Scenes, and of Full Moon Bites.
  This is a Christmas Wishes Give Away Hop!

So join us in this Holiday Adventure with chances for gifts and prizes all long the way. We personally, are going to have a Drawing for a $15 gift certificate from Amazon at the end of the Hop. So be sure and leave a comment at our site!

Christmas Book

Hey, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and very happy holidays!
My new Christmas Book with a little bit of everything!

My Viking book is newly tagged on

Newly tagged Viking book on
Book Trailer

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

  Just thought I would share this link to The Evangeline Cobalt Daily. This on-line paper comes out twice daily. I always like to write the editorial.

 This week the main news is the devastation of this Hurricane Sandy. I like to share all the news I can and offer people a quick read on a lot of things.

I was a newspaper journalist for a number of years.

Meanwhile, I am trying to finish writing two books and am a little behind on both of them.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Haunted Houses


There is something about the weather, when it turns cooler, when it gets stormier and then fall and winter sets in. Oftentimes people like to celebrate the fall with Halloween activities in October and slightly before.
  This year, we thought we would get into this spirit and so I completed a book which I had been working on for some time.
I find the subject of Haunted Houses fascinating. One of the most famous is this one
The Winchester House

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Owls are fascinating subjects


So many people find Owls fascinating and they have been of intense interest probably throughout time.

A mother and her young

An artist's drawing

A group of owls

Curious always

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I have a book out just now about the horror of a haunted house. I thought it was a good idea, began to work on it some years ago, and then got the real desire to write it and did.

Fall is arriving now, and along with fall leaves, around here there are all kinds of pumpkins and things like that which appear on the porches, ours included.

Meanwhile, we love all things fall, and start thinking of hot cocoa in assorted mugs, and late nights of telling stories to each and all. This is a tradition in my family which dates way back. I can remember my Grandma chilling us to the bone as she told us stories which had probably been passed down in her own time. We would sometimes scream with fright and she would of course emphasize a special moment in her story by grabbing us while we screamed. We loved to play hide and seek in her rambling old house and she would come and find us.

So, I thought, why not bring out my own book about Haunted Houses and the thrill (sometimes horror) they can bring to an unwary visitor.

Today, on I have such a story.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

About gardens and things





Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review of Robyn's Egg

     Moyer Winfield probably couldn't believe what it would take to save his marriage. His wife, Robyn, wanted a baby. Easier said than done in this thriller about a world much like our own, except pumped up several degrees into a zone of futuristic horror. I personally liked Robyn's Egg by Mark Souza. He is a horror writer I found interesting when I read his short story "Road Kill" which appeared in the Anthology 101 Flash.
  But in Robyn's Egg, I got caught up in this loving couple's tremendous struggle to survive and to have a child. Just living was a struggle, much like in modern days, trying to make ends meet; they did not have the money to outright purchase a cloned baby. This was the only way, they were told because of the havocs on their world caused by biological warfare.
   As this couple seeks to enhance their love for each other through trying to live a normal life, they are drawn into a conspiracy of horror.
  I found how they handled these magnified capsules of difficult situations reminding me of an Orson Wells work, captivating, fantasy, and yet so real, it flat gave me chills.

   Anna Patterson

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Case of the Magic Gold Mirror is out!
It is called The Case of the Magic Gold Mirror
The Late Screen Star's Murder

I am so excited to see my book in paperback as of today. Thought I would share the good news! This is a paranormal mystery/romance in the 1960's.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Viking Princess: My Thor's Day Viking Reading

The Viking Princess: My Thor's Day Viking Reading: Desperate Dream of a Viking by Anna Patterson Blurb This is the story of a Viking whose life has been one of the utmost danger. He is ...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

By Anna Patterson, Journalist

 According to biographical data, Julie was "born and raised" in Ohio. She has lovingly used this knowledge of rural life in her Sweet Romance Novella BLOOM.

This novel which concerns the quest for fulfillment, from the large cities such as New York, back to the rural country life these people had found their roots and home in. The novella heralded the launch by Turquoise Morning Press of the new Honey Creek line in January of this year. Julie's future writing plans include three novellas for the Seeds of Love Series.

 I like the writer's own explanation of herself. "I'd rather read a book than do almost anything else." But again, it is her own philosophy which explains why her book BLOOM is such a darling of a read. She says, "I started writing because I want to make people smile."

  In the book, Cynthia Potter, comes back to town seeking many things. And she has some problems, serious ones to consider. She also has thoughts about some she had left in Honey Creek, when she left it many years ago.  She is considering all of these issues along the way.

  "She knew she was headed to New York long before she got there." Now the young girl is seeking direction for her life and wonders if the answer to love was in Honey Creek, Ohio, with her first love. But a new man, Mitchell Fallon, a stranger to her, just keeps getting in her way, in more ways than one. Cynthia's life is going to take some twists and turns for sure if "Love is to bloom" for her.

   I would have to give this book five stars. It did indeed make me smile many times, and I got drawn into these people's lives and wanted to see how they turned out. I liked the look of this rural way of life, but also enjoyed the realities of life in general these people were facing.

The Genre: Contemporary Romance. Heat level: Sweet

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Now Published in Paperback and Kindle at Amazon

      For the first time, I have books in paperback and Kindle at

     This is a copy of the cover of my book Witches and Wolves and the Witches Exile Road.
I thought about publishing in paperback for a long time, and decided that although I love ebooks, I would still like to see my books in the paperback form. You can see both versions at Amazon now.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Well at last it is here. I finished the Viking book which was something which has challenged me for some time.

It is now available on Smashwords and awaits review there for the Premium list. Then it will go on to major book sellers. Meanwhile, I am announcing this huge step with joy.
I love the Cover, I love the Book and most of all, I love the Subject, The Vikings.  So here is a link:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A poem for Poem in your Pocket Day, an international day recognizing the value of poetry in daily life


By Anna Patterson

When Day Breaks

The shadows still fall dark
Against the rose patterned hall
The shadows of dreams still flicker
On the mind

When Day Breaks
There is silence still
Until the first car goes by
Signaling tasks to do
For it is morning

What lingering dread
Still duty calls in the fading dew
For me and you:
The Day Breaks.

We would be drawn
To the bed to sleep again
But the shadows give way to sunlight
And duty calls with a harkening
No one can ignore.

I thought I saw something
In a dream or nightmare
A fire breathing dragon
And I held back in fear
Waiting on you with your
Arm and might to save me

So now I am not afraid
My senses gather like soldiers
And Fierceness of what may
What might
Knowing you are there for me
I am so glad, so very glad to see
When Day Breaks
Your lovely face staring out at me.

When Day Breaks


Friday, April 20, 2012

Thought I would make me a little video book trailer about the Western Romance which is out now at Smashwords. com

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I have a new book out, a real romance, and a fairly modern Western flavor. Hope you like it. I personally, have always been a fan of Westerns. I like the small town atmosphere and the countryside as a backdrop.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Book Review

The Secrets to E-book Publishing Success.
(How to Reach More Readers with Your Words
By Mark Coker

This 35,581 word publication is free.
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     This is a detailed, comprehensive book which reveals to writers, authors, publishers, and literary agents, much sought after jewels hidden from most people searching for the answer to this type of success. Thanks to Mark Coker's book, a clear map is lined out showing the twenty-five best practices for writing and publishing.
    Other works by Coker include: Smash words Style guide; Smashwords Book Marketing guide; The 10-minute PR Check list, and Boob Tube.
      Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, has been asked to tell something about this subject many times in conferences and seminars throughout the world. And why not?  Smashwords is the largest distributor of self published e-books in the world.  Embracing 40,000 authors' works which are represented in 100,000 books (and growing), this is an on-going, day to day example of tremendous e-book success.
      The secrets have been gleaned from the best practices of the most commercially successful authors at Smashwords.
     I personally like the common sense, honest, and yet thoughtfully detailed, and very modest valuable advice book this book truly is.
      Many Smashwords authors have landed in the top ten bestseller lists of major e-book retailers. Mark explains in his book, and notes that some also are new New York Times e-book bestsellers.
      I, myself, a novice in all things publishing, nonetheless, applaud this latest effort of Mark Coker to explain these very difficult concepts. I was very excited as I started reading this, realizing, for me it is a jewel which I am very glad I found. I think it is a how-to manual which I will keep easily accessible like I did the style guides I kept on my desk while trying to work my way through the college essay classes of my past.
Thanks Mark Coker for this timely how to book on writing and publishing. Something wonderful shall surely come of this sharing project of yours.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thinking of Easter time

This beautiful Spring time makes me think of Easter.

I so love Spring!

     The weather here has turned very beautiful. The flowering trees have gone into full bloom and there is beauty everywhere.
     Some rain is expected, but the temperatures have made all of us shed our coats and sweaters.
It is wonderful to feel that Winter is indeed over.

      Spring is a time filled with promise. I am busy at work on completing a book and hope to finish it by sometime in April.
       Meanwhile, I just love the weather.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Talking about Space and Space Ship exploration

Many people have all sorts of ideas about the endless possibilities beyond the narrow vision which we have on this planet called Earth. I, myself, like to think what if there were worlds and countries and civilizations way beyond our own home and out there somewhere.
So yes, I became a science fiction-fantasy writer.
This month I am sharing something here about two of my books which are currently published through Smashwords.
The Dead End Survival Project, was published in November of last year. It was written by that extraordinary writer's program called the NaNOWriMo. By finishing this 50,000 plus novel in a month, it became one of the winners.
I love this book and wrote it in the contest under the pen name Evangeline Cobalt. I now have a newspaper which runs on the Internet called The Evangeline Cobalt Weekly, but actually this changes content every day.
But the Dead End Survival Project called me away from my favorite hobbies of painting and cooking, and at the end I had a book I love.
I tell the story of Lance Cabot, a man who is leading a team of an old fashioned space ship, the Thunderbolt 5. They plan to try to rescue a woman captured and taken hostage, called a Visionary.
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WHEN SHADOWS FALL was published in June of last year. Ezecruis is a man of magic and his trip is one of savagery and mystery.

To me the subject of space is always exciting and I invite people to try these two books out this month.
These will be part of the Smashwords
Read an Ebook Week Sale March 4-10.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Egyptian pharaoh's search for a wife

My book, The Egyptian Pharaoh's perilous search for a wife will soon be having an anniversary in April. It was published on Smashwords April of 2011.
Now this historical romance is available in many places including many countries through itunes.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Cookbook Announcement

I would like to share our newly published book's arrival.

Check it out at Smashwords.
This is the second cookbook I have written which shows simple and economical ways of cooking. My Parents taught me a lot about The Great Depression and living simply. I have been cooking all of my life and would like to share some of my great ways to cook and save money at the same time.
The Great Depression taught people some hard lessons and the recent economic woes are doing the same.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lovely month February


We want to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day and a wonderful month.


Monday, January 23, 2012

New Murder-Suspense book published

I have written a murder mystery
I thought I would share the news, that I have written a muder mystery and it is now published at Smashwords.

THE CASE OF THE MAGIC GOLD MIRROR is a story set in the 1960's.
I wrote the book about a couple involved in the theft of a magic gold mirror. She is an art restorer. Actually the mirror was stolen from him. Stone is a businessman trying to find his art piece.
They meet for the first time at her quaint little cottage. And there is much to gain in an estate there.

Beth is an art restorer helping her uncle. But there is a murder on the loose. Undaunted, her friend continues her own wedding plans.

Sometimes a murder mystery doesn't stop with just one murder.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

All for the Love of Cooking!


I believe no matter what, meals are an important thing each and every day. With a tightening of the economy, I believe knowing how to cook a simple, healthy, inexpensive meal can really help the family budget.
I have cooked all of my life. I have been remembering back at some of the grocery stores and things like this which have always been a part of my life.

Grocery Stores have certainly changed, and people have changed, but some of the favorite foods remain the same. And healthy food always remains the same!

I still look at ads and coupons for sales, that is for sure!

I still love to share my recipes with people and show them how to cook things when they ask.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I know about cooking in Hard Times!


Lessons learned long ago, might help now!

When times get difficult and people have to economize, it is wonderful to know how to save money at the grocery store and by cooking simple meals.

I have cooked all of my life and thought, maybe it will help to share some of the things I have learned.