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Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to
pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other
people’s houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll
radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher. 


Her fiction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she’s
published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and
always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop
writing. For her it’s a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even
keeps her sane.

 

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They call him the Killer Cartographer because he

carves the map coordinates of each victim on the femur of the one before. Then he tattoos the information on his skin. 
 
Can Detective Kendra Dean bring him in,
or will she become his next tattoo?
 





 
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Q & A With the Author:
1.         What drove you
to write / why did you become an author?
I wrote my first novel,
STEVIE-GIRL AND THE PHANTOM PILOT after winning a short fiction contest at the
Abilene Writer’s Guild. A new small press requested it and once it was done, it
went on to become a 4 book series.
I’ve always loved reading so it seemed natural to start writing as
a teenager.
2.         How do you
create your characters?
I don’t create characters intentionally. They come
to life in my head and then I let them out.
3. What is one thing you love about Fall / Autumn? I love
everything about Autumn; the colors, the smells, the cooler weather, and
Halloween.
4.         Who is the
person or group of people that most support you in your writing?
My family
is very supportive of my writing, although my biggest supporter was my sister
(also an avid reader) who recently passed away. I also have three writing
groups whose members are awesome.
5.        What is your
favorite Halloween Memory?
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.
When I was a kid, my siblings and I would traipse up and down the streets of
our small hometown, trick-or-treating. We basically had the run of the entire
town. On a scarier note, a man came in our house one Halloween night after we
were all asleep (Dad was out of town) and my mom hit him in the head with a
hammer when he appeared in our bedroom door. We made our escape and he went to
the hospital then jail. We kids just knew he had broke in to steal our
Halloween candy. It had been a banner trick-or-treating night that year.

 

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Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Ann Swann was born in the small West Texas town of Lamesa. She grew up
Ann Swann was born in the small West Texas town of Lamesa. She grew up

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GSR Countdown Blitz – Stevie-Girl and the Phantom Pilot

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Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to
pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other
people’s houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll
radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher. 


Her fiction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she’s
published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and
always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop
writing. For her it’s a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even
keeps her sane.

 

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No matter who dares you, no matter what lures
you, do not go in the spooky old house…
 


When a small planes crashes behind Jase’s rural home, the ghost of the pilot
begins to haunt him. Jase can’t figure out what to do until the day he sees his
classmate, Stevie-girl, enter the legendary haunted house. That’s when he
decides if anyone can help him solve the mystery, she’s the one. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The West Texas night wind
whispered and whistled around the window frames. I was in my mom’s favorite
chair reading The Tell-Tale Heart
when I heard the stuttering drone of a small plane. In our rural setting, it
sounded very low and very loud.
Then the noise stopped.
Lady, the German shepherd I’d
found lying mangled and near death beside the road, was standing in front of
the picture-window, head cocked to one side.
The silence was thick and cold.
As we watched, the tail of a small
plane disappeared behind the line of firs west of the house. There was still no
sound but the wind.

 

I dialed the operator and told her
what I’d seen. She immediately patched me through to the Sheriff’s office so I
could tell the dispatcher what had happened. Then I ran outside to see what I
could see. Lady was right behind me.
 

 

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Monster Mash Countdown Blitz -Day 8

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Ann Swann was born in the small West Texas town of Lamesa. She grew up much like Stevie-girl in The Phantoms series, though she never got up the nerve to enter the haunted house. 
 
Ann has done everything from answering 911 Emergency calls to teaching elementary school. She lives in Texas with her husband, Dude, a rescue cat named Oscar, and a part-time box turtle named Piggy. 
 
When she’s not writing, Ann is reading. Her to-be-read list has grown so large it has taken on a life of its own. She calls it Herman.

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Stutter Creek (book one) is a Ann Swann, brilliantly hidden within a suspense-filled tale of a psychotic serial killer with a chip on his shoulder. It is also a classic tale of young love lost, and a life of regrettable what-ifs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Top Ten List:
            10 Fun Funny Stupid
Facts 

1. I know several people with the
same name … Ann Swann
2. I once had a dog named Snake. He
is one of the heroes of my novel, TAKERS.
3. I can wiggle my ears.
4. I have a silly nickname given me
by my Grandpa–no, I won’t tell you what it is.
5. The first time I attended a
Writer’s Workshop, my short story won first place and caught the eye of a
literary agent. She told me to call her when my novel was complete. 
6. By the time my novel was finished,
I’d lost the agent’s business card and couldn’t contact her. =(
7. I learned to drive a stick-shift
Jeep when I married my second husband. Just like in my novel, ALL FOR LOVE. Go
figure!
8. When it comes to the business of
writing, I seem to do everything WRONG!
9. I am a caregiver for a man named
Bull. I’ll be blogging about it, soon.
10. I once had an Appaloosa mare
named Freckles. She was the sweetest horse ever!

 

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Monster Mash Countdown Blitz -Day 5

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Ann Swann was born in the small West Texas town of Lamesa. She grew up much like Stevie-girl in The Phantoms series, though she never got up the nerve to enter the haunted house. 
 
Ann has done everything from answering 911 Emergency calls to teaching elementary school. She lives in Texas with her husband, Dude, a rescue cat named Oscar, and a part-time box turtle named Piggy. 
 
When she’s not writing, Ann is reading. Her to-be-read list has grown so large it has taken on a life of its own. She calls it Herman.

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Stevie asks Jase to help her find out why the ghost of a girl keeps appearing in her mirror. They think it has something to do with the new student at their school, a boy who has Tourette syndrome. Both the boy and the phantom seem to need some kind of help. All is revealed when the new kid falls prey to the school bullies. 
 
Will Stevie and Jase be too late, or will a tragic moment in their school’s history be repeated on Halloween night?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Top Ten List:
My top 10 favorite things in this world:
1. Family
2. Pets
3. Reading
4. Writing
5. Music
6. Movies
7. Chocolate
8. Diet Coke w/vanilla
9. Jalapeños

 

10. Chocolate (Hahaha)

 

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Deadly Ride by Jody Holford Publication Date: October 22, 2019 Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery Purchase:
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