A bookworm from the age of six, Ann Stanley writes short stories and novels, and is a regular contributor to shortfictionbreak.com. Two of her short stories appear in Mosaic, A Story Cartel Compilation. You can occasionally catch her sparkling flute and piccolo spicing up salsa, bossas, and other tropical music in Tropicante, from Bend, OR, or run across her attempting to control her two corgis on one of Central Oregon's many trails.
What are you working on next?
I'm primarily focused on finishing a book of short stories, which will include new works, as well as a few of my favorites from shortfictionbreak.com. Four partially-finished novels are percolating in the background. Two are pure fantasy, the other two are more literary.
Who are your favorite authors?
This is a difficult question to answer because I love so many different authors and could go on and on forever. Isabelle Allende, Barbara Kingsolver, T. C. Boyle, Jody Picoult, Ann Patchett, Virginia Wolff, and Deborah Harkness jump instantly to mind, but that's a poor list. As you can see, most of these are women, but I like books by men as well. I read voraciously. Most of what I read is fiction, but I enjoy books about science and the environment.
Mosaic is a collection of short stories and poetry by Margie Deeb, Stef Gonzaga, S. J. Henderson, Brian Rella, James Lee Schmidt, Ann Stanley, Lee J. Tyler and Christy Zigweid. The pieces range from serious to light-hearted. Inspired by The Story Cartel class, each author brings their own unique style, offering something for everyone.