Ann M Streetman


I may have inherited my flair for storytelling from my father. I heard him spin a lot of good tales as I was growing up. Then came my degree in journalism and a lifelong career in many kinds of communication.

I 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.

Along the way, I 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). My duties there included writing educational materials for Region 6 entities and their partners.

These jobs gave me the opportunity to tell stories of organizations and people who made a positive difference in the lives of others.

In retirement, I'm still telling stories. My focus now is on uplifting fiction for adults and children's stories. You can learn more about my writing and ask me questions at Goodreads . Thanks for stopping by today. AS

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.
Do you like to write series?
For years, I avoided writing series books. It seemed like too steep a hill to climb, but I have changed my mind. A series lets me develop characters over time. For example, in my new series Love on Life's Zip Line, some characters recur throughout the books. They are at different places in their lives in particular books of the series. In one book, a hero and heroine may be the main characters, but they may be the minor characters in later books in the series. I'm pretty much hooked on writing series.
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Picture Words
The Picture Words Series books are 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. They will also enjoy the fun of spelling and counting.
Words on my Plate
Price: Free!
Words in Your Sandbox
Price: $0.99 USD.
Words on my Chair
Price: $0.99 USD.
Words on your Bed
Price: $0.99 USD.
Love on Life's Zip Line
The series features a Texas family. Book 1: Melissa Gregory is a widow and not looking for a man. Thanks to her mysterious father who is financing the last two years of her daughter's college, Melissa is back in college focused on finishing her own degree. Jason Davis, a former Marine, introduces himself the first day of their statistics class. He's facing a family challenge that scares him more than anything he experienced in the Marines. Book 2: Ashley is happy to be single. She is in control until she meets handsome medical student Mark Barrow in an emergency on a subway train. He is focused on his career and haunted by the death of his lover and soulmate. Book 3: Patricia Donaldson is no stranger to the ups and downs of love, but she finds herself taking an unexpected second ride of love on life's zip line with a most unlikely man. Is it a fling or is it more? The series exemplifies the analogy: love on life's zip line is the messiest and most complicated of all, but it is oh so worth it.


Her NOLA Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Always wanted to go to New Orleans? Get a glimpse of the history-rich city through the romance of newcomer Lillie Childress and NOLA native Charles Chauvet. Their backgrounds could not be more different. His ancestors arrived in 1754. Lillie grew up in group homes in Texas. They have one thing in common: neither wants to get married. Their uplifting love story will enrich your day.
The Man from Skye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,490. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Ready to be swept away from your daily routine by the twists and turns of sweet romance? Join Robert MacDonald, a native of the rugged and beautiful Isle of Skye, and Texas visitor LeeAnna Davidson in their exciting journey of discovery on the Isle of Skye and beyond.
Her Man in Sorrento
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Charming, handsome Navy Commander Nathan Ferrari and Sarah Millerman have been hurt by lost loves in the past. Come along for the twists and turns of their love story as beautiful as the Italian Amalfi Coast where they meet. It's sweet Italian American romance with a red-white-and-blue flare you don't want to miss.
Her Sunflower Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Susan Martin has big plans that are unshakable until she meets handsome French American man Andre Johnson who has an amazing historical connection. He is a man of many parts: strong athlete, farmer nurtured by the sun and soil, talented musician, soldier who went to war to set things right. How can he be so sweet, so charming, so irresistible? Escape with Andre and Susan to the sunflower fields o
Her Man in Ireland
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tomas Brandon is an electrical engineer by day, a pub musician some nights, and an officer in the Irish Army Defense Reserve some weekends and summer days. Ellen Porter is an American engineer on temporary assignment in Dublin. Come along to see what happens when Ellen wanders into the pub where Tomas is playing one spring evening. If you like sweet romance, this Irish-American tale is for you.
Words on my Chair
Series: Picture Words. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Size & Shape
This new Picture Words book will be a fun read for you and your little one who is exploring the world one day at a time. Identifying specific shapes, as well as spelling and counting them, will entertain and educate. Your beginning readers can use the book to exercise their growing skills. My goal is for you and your little ones to have as much fun with this book as I had in storytelling.
Patricia on the Line
Series: Love on Life's Zip Line. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,170. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This is Love on Life's Zip Line Book 3. John just kept surprising Patricia. He remembered little things about her and about their life together. He was like the sexy sweet man she had fallen in love with in college. Could he be the man she had spent so much time hating and avoiding and keeping from their daughtger and granddaughter? Could she trust him? Should she take a chance on him again?
Ashley on the Line, Love on Life's Zip Line Book 2
Series: Love on Life's Zip Line. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ashley is in control of her happy single life until medical student Mark Barrow points at her and tells her to call 9-1-1. She makes the call and watches him give CPR to a passenger on their subway train. He is focused on his career and haunted by the death of his lover. Ashley discovers that love on life's zip line is the messiest and most complicated experience of all, but it is oh so worth it.
Words on your Bed
Series: Picture Words. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 700. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
This book is meant to exercise your little one's ability to associate words with photos of familiar objects. Pre-K children will enjoy the interactive aspects of the book such as identifying specific clothing objects and spelling them. Beginning readers can use the book to practice their growing skills. My goal is for you and your little one to have fun with the book.
Melissa on the Line
Series: Love on Life's Zip Line. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,600. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Melissa is back in college focused on finishing her degree. Jason, a former Marine, introduces himself the first day of their statistics class. He's facing a challenge that frightens him more than anything he experienced in the Marines. Their love story exemplifies the analogy, "Love on life's zip line is the messiest and most complicated experience of all, but it is oh so worth it."
Craig's Hometown
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,350. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,780. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 . Categories: 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,650. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 . Categories: 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.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 . Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 . Categories: 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
Series: Picture Words. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 . Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 . Categories: 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
Series: Picture Words. Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011 . Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 . Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art » Digital
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.