Ann M Streetman

Biography

Ann M. Streetman may have inherited her interest in storytelling from her father who could spin a good tale. Then came her degree in journalism and a lifelong career in many kinds of communication.

She served more than 14 years in various management positions (including president and chief paid staff) of Texas Safety Association, which was a not-for-profit statewide educational organization.

Before and after association management, she enjoyed freelance manuscript book editing (21 books).

Along the way, she also served for 9 years as media contractor for Region 6 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (5 states and the Indian Nations via the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Highway Safety Program). Her duties there included writing many news releases, news conference notifications, public service announcements, and educational materials for Region 6 entities and their partners.

She enjoys writing ebooks for adults and children. Latest book: Craig's Hometown.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
With a degree in journalism, I have enjoyed a career in public relations, public affairs, media relations, manuscript book editing, and association management. All of those jobs involved storytelling. When I was 20-something and unemployed I wrote short stories and a little poetry. Although I can still be lured into helping a client with an editorial project, I spend most of my time writing e-books for adults and children.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest novel is That Man in Siena released December 16. It is my first romance about older adults. Some people would call it "Boomer-Lit" since the protagonists are 60 and 62. Raffaele, a talented potter, jazz guitarist, father, and grandfather, is still in love with his late wife. She was as much a part of him as his own heart and soul. He was not looking for another love when Laura, a widowed nurse from Oklahoma City, checked into his bed and breakfast in Siena, Italy. Laura was very different from his late wife. Raffaele was very different from Laura's late husband. Their attraction was swift and strong. Both were old enough to know how love works and both were brave enough to search for their own way forward.

Writing about Siena was fun for me since I have visited there several times. It is a beautiful place to fall in love.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ann M Streetman online


Books

Craig's Hometown
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,350. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kathryn Sinter had run away from home because home wasn't what she thought it was. She had chosen Seattle because she liked seafood and flowers and it was as far as she could get away from her soon to be ex-husband without drowning in the ocean. Her plans for re-invention did not include a man, but Craig Hameston, a recently retired diver in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, was hard to ignore.
That Man in Siena
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,780. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Laura went to Italy to celebrate her 60th birthday, she was not looking for a man. But there stood Raffaele Balducci, a talented potter, jazz guitarist, father and grandfather. His face was pleasantly wrinkled from many years under the Tuscan sun. He had lively brown eyes and dark wavy hair sprinkled with gray.Their attraction was swift and strong. They were old enough to know how love works.
The Italian Ski Instructor
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,650. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shaken by an unwanted divorce, Jennifer was not ready to get involved. Then she met Matteo Soldati, a handsome guest ski instructor. He would soon be going back to Italy and then on to Switzerland where he taught at Davos and St. Moritz. It was unlikely that they would ever see each other again. But things changed. This novel is a good read for people who like sweet romance in unexpected places.
Redeemed
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kimberly had assumed he was a man crushed and embittered by his war injuries. Instead, Antonio Da Costa was a sexy, playful man with an inviting smile and a boyish twinkle in his eyes. When she closed her eyes, she could see him standing in the doorway, wearing a yellow shirt tightly stretched across his shoulders and broad chest. She hoped he would come to the diner often.
The Hospitality Connection
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Hospitality can be as simple as giving food, drink, or shelter to friends, family, or strangers. Sometimes it is much more than that. For the characters in these stories, hospitality was important to the giver and the recipient. If you have experienced hospitality in unexpected times and places, you will identify with them.
The Patriotic Connection - Life and Love in the Forties
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Young love is a powerful gift that comes in unexpected places and times. The stories in this collection give glimpses into the lives of young men and women who came of age during World War II.Their lives and the lives of their families were turned upside down. Many of them lost everything, and some of them found new joys. They had in common a love of life and a deep patriotism.
Words in Your Sandbox
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
This book is for little ones on the brink of reading and very young readers who like to exercise their new skills. They will enjoy associating words with photos of familiar objects. It's interactive and just plain fun.
The Victrola
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The Dallas County Archives show important events occurring in Dallas in 1927: Sergeant Alvin York and Charles Lindbergh visited the city. A rash of robberies shocked the citizenry. The extraordinary thing that happened to Mary Dalton has not been recorded until now.
Words on my Plate
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Cooking & Food
(5.00 from 1 review)
Looking for an ebook to enjoy with your little one throughout the year? Words on my Plate is a simple book that will engage toddlers, pre-K children, and very young readers. They can grow with the book as their understanding and skills develop. They will learn to associate words with familiar foods and have a little fun along the way.
Celebrating Seasons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
The grandmother in Celebrating Seasons engages young Tommy's processes of observation and imagination in their exploration of seasons. Photos by the author illustrate seasonal changes and activities.It's a fun read that will start a child's journey toward understanding fall, winter, spring, and summer.
Animals Outside Our Window
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Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This book is meant to delight the adult reader as well as the little one who listens and sees it on an ebook device. The remarkable animals who did indeed stop by my window deserve most of the credit for this effort. It is short enough to hold the attention of a pre-k youngster on the go. The unusual perches of my squirrel and wren visitors will perhaps evoke a chuckle from the reader.
PR Basics in a Connected World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is for you if one of these scenarios fits: (1) you just inherited the PR function on top of your other responsibilities; (2) you are headed back into the PR job market after several years; (3) you want to acquire some PR savvy for a prospective new job; (4) you have a communications degree, but have never worked in PR; or (5) you are new to PR and want a few tips from a veteran.
Venturing into Digital Storytelling - A Grandmother's Guide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
If you want to create stories the family can enjoy on contemporary digital devices, this how-to book is for you -- grandmother or not. You can turn boxes of photos, old documents, audiocassettes, and 8 mm movies into stories. Or, you can start with existing video and digital photos. It's all about the storytelling.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ann M Streetman

  • The Lord's Patroness on March 11, 2012

    Wells delivers what she promises - making Mary Magdala come to life with richness of detail in characters, places, and action. It's a thoughtful read for Lent or any other time. Thanks, Nova Wells.