Anna Scott Graham


A California native, I lived in Britain for eleven years, moving back to The Golden State in the spring of 2007. I'm leaving these stories for my grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In the meantime, please enjoy the tall tales. And thank you for reading an independent author.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was completely captivated by Jean de Brunhoff's Babar the Elephant, from his green suit to how he could drive a car. The book was printed in cursive writing, which also seemed magical. Of all the storybooks from my childhood, Babar has never left my imagination, stoking it to the present day (although I have never written about an elephant in a green suit).
When did you first start writing?
In 2006, my oldest child mentioned National Novel Writing Month, and that I might enjoy it. Funny how one's offspring can sense even the deepest desires, perhaps it was all the time spent together homeschooling. But that wasn't when I actually began writing. Like many authors, I always hoped to pen The Great American Novel.

The moment that I realized telling stories was imperative to my well-being came in 1992, watching Callie Khouri accept the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Thelma and Louise. From that day, ideas flew but as the mum of three small children, there seemed no time to scribble much more than a grocery list. I did manage a screenplay based on my tenure at beauty college, but scripts weren't my calling. It took over a decade to find the time and impetus to write a novel, but in the interim I scratched out countless journal entries, a few poems, and of course more grocery lists. Yet my daughter seemed to note my love for writing, and when she mentioned NaNoWriMo, I had found the outlet for all those authorial dreams. And maybe having just turned forty might have had something to do with it too.
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Where to find Anna Scott Graham online


The Enran Chronicles
Beings from a distant galaxy choose to merge with bipeds. The resulting actions reverberate to present-day Earth, stirring tumultuous consequences for everyone involved.
That Which Can Be Remembered
Mourning her husband Thaydon, Vodali refugee Brynn Dahl learns that the Yunka veteran might still be alive. During a widespread plague, Brynn and her family take to the road in search of Thaydon, while faraway a lone Yunka dwells with other former soldiers. Strivek retains nothing from his past other than a scrap of Vodali cloth, its design like a tattoo imprinted along his battle-scarred skin.
Alvin's Farm
Jenny Cope’s arrival in Oregon’s Willamette Valley touches all she meets. She most affects two men, one mentally challenged, the other emotionally strangled. Jenny falls in love with Alvin Harris, whose childhood tumble leaves him with few worries. Sam Cassel’s wounded heart pounds with unrequited love for Jenny, but his lifelong friendship with Alvin precludes Sam’s advances.


A Love Story: The Enran Chronicles Book One
Series: The Enran Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 106,870. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Instant attraction between college sophomores Tia Sorenson and Nathan Zanetti is thwarted by Tia’s pregnancy as well as an alien invasion. Tia’s family knows nothing of the Enran dwelling within the teenagers, yet when tragedy strikes, Nathan begs the aliens to mitigate the disasters.
That Which Can Be Remembered
Series: That Which Can Be Remembered. Price: Free! Words: 99,540. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the series’ conclusion, while on patrol, Strivek and Brynn share past memories as maladies related to the war endanger those at Yasbek Ranch.
Gracious Mysteries
Series: That Which Can Be Remembered. Price: Free! Words: 101,130. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Book 2, while celebrating the solstice, Brynn and Pollette learn good news about Thaydon, but their joy is tempered when another’s return threatens to destroy all those at Yasbek Ranch.
The Possibility of What If
Series: That Which Can Be Remembered. Price: Free! Words: 103,050. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Book 1, mourning her husband Thaydon, Vodali refugee Brynn Dahl learns that the Yunka veteran might still be alive. During a plague, Brynn and her family take to the road in search of Thaydon, while faraway a lone Yunka dwells with other former soldiers. Strivek retains nothing from his past other than a scrap of Vodali cloth, its design like a tattoo imprinted along his battle-scarred skin.
Heaven Lies East of the Mississippi
Price: Free! Words: 84,190. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Kendall Schultz walks away from professional soccer and his longtime girlfriend, tragedy threatens to destroy the American superstar. In rural Tennessee, Kendall meets Sarah Dwyer, a widow whose son Heath reflects Kendall’s regrets. Can a sporting icon set aside catastrophe or will his chance at happiness be forever lost?
The Todd Lambert Special
Series: Alvin's Farm. Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: American English. Published: April 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Is there more to Rae Smith’s lemon meringue pie than meets the eye? Rae’s husband Tommie isn’t certain, but what if a specially juiced dessert offers relief for Rae’s best friend Jenny, not to mention Rae herself. A standalone short story, also an epilogue for the Alvin’s Farm series.
A Quilt For Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
This volume was written during National Poetry Writing Month, 2014. It chronicles this author’s foray into quilting while studying Dietrich Bonhoeffer throughout Lent and Easter. Other themes such as aging, chemotherapy, and wayward novels find their way into the verses, alongside music, baseball, old photographs, and laundry.
Chips Off The Block
Price: Free! Words: 43,720. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, and a poem or three round out this author’s tenure in the Top Writers Block cooperative. Themes range from loneliness and poverty to out of the ashes and meringue. Yes meringue, along with stitches, pumpkins, trash day, fools rush in and why me? Comedy and romance interweave with tragedy, sometimes within the same tale.
The Pancake That Saved Silicon Valley and other NaPoWriMo Poems 2013
Price: Free! Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Epic
This collection of poems was written for 2013's National Poetry Writing Month, which concluded on April 30th. It includes verses about pancakes and Silicon Valley, ninja hats, roses, love, music, British and California rain, and more than a few nods to writing novels.
50 Years Waiting
Price: Free! Words: 11,640. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Celebrating her birthday, seventy-two-year-old Andrea Falstaff receives an unexpected visitor, her first lover from five decades ago. Yet Thom Sugerman is still thirty-two years old, the same age as when Andrea last saw him. Andrea struggles in accepting the love Thom still carries for her, while her family wonders just who this man is to their matriarch.
Alvin's Farm Book 6: The Timeless Nature of Patience
Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 124,470. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Eric grapples with tragedy on the scale of his parents’ losses, but someone arrives in the Willamette Valley to ease his sorrow. Yet, not one Cassel or Smith is prepared when Tanner falls back into murderous hands. Can family wrench Tanner from the brink, or will chaos once again engulf the residents of Arkendale, Oregon?
Alvin's Farm Book 5: An Innate Sense of Recognition
Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 75,560. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
As Chelsea plans her wedding, missing family members cast shadows. Eric’s unstable girlfriend Dana causes distress for Jenny and Sam, but while Jenny battles her marijuana usage, Sam realizes the best place for their youngest is the farm. Dana’s anguish threatens to overwhelm, but other sinister forces bear down on all in the Willamette Valley.
Alvin's Farm Book 4: The Farm at Sam & Jenny's
Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 78,870. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Chelsea’s an accountant, Will pitches for the San Francisco Giants. Sam and Jenny’s offspring aren’t kids anymore, but something is wrong with Jenny’s hip. In 2004, a car accident foreshadows more serious ailments for Arkendale’s residents. While Chelsea pines for Oregon, her younger cousin Tanner falls deeper into drugs, which Jenny chooses not to use for her increasing aches.
For God and Country
Price: Free! Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When missing actor and tortured dissident Cade Walton appears on Dr. Drew Clemmons’ ward, the tormented physician spirits both to another universe where liberty seems an elusive notion. New relationships emerge, but the fallout of short and long-term persecutions hinders the men’s adjustments, leaving their partners uncertain if the past can be left behind.
September Story
Price: Free! Words: 81,240. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
As a child, Jo Adams witnessed her father’s death. When she falls for British actor Jeremy Stewart, old memories drive her from a man equally haunted by loss. Three generations of African American women bear racism’s burdens as Jeremy fights for his sanity, not only the woman he loves.
Alvin's Farm Book 3: Memories of Home
Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In 1979, American hostages mirror Sam Cassel’s paternal anxieties, but six months later a volcanic eruption triggers Jenny’s deepest fear. All of Arkendale, Oregon weathers clouds of ash as memories threaten Jenny’s fragile peace. Her devastated childhood is to blame, but without Alvin’s assistance, can Sam and Tommie relieve ancient scars without causing further damage?
Alvin's Farm Book 2: The Thorn And The Rose
Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 82,270. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In 1970s Oregon, Jenny Cope has made a family with Alvin Harris, but their love has faded. Sam Cassel can no longer love Jenny from afar, but when tragedy strikes, Jenny suffers most of all. Can she recover from another destructive loss, or as others founder, will she also succumb to abject disaster?
Alvin's Farm Book 1: Alvin's Farm
Series: Alvin's Farm, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,790. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
In 1970s Oregon, Jenny Cope’s cloistered ways are tested by a challenged man. Alvin Harris’ simple manners thaw her frozen heart, but horrific childhood memories threaten their happiness. Alvin eases Jenny through her deepest fears as Sam Cassel waits, in love with a woman altering all she meets.
The War On Emily Dickinson
Price: Free! Words: 79,110. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
As mysterious ailments evolve into an insidious scourge, friendship ignites into passion between AIDS nurse Marthe Souza and her bisexual boyfriend, author Kell Vander Kellen. Infidelities sabotage their relationship, but when Kell returns to her realm HIV-positive, he wishes to record their history alongside that of the pandemic, intolerance and fear amid steadfast devotion.

Smashwords book reviews by Anna Scott Graham

  • Bed Times on Dec. 07, 2011

    Vivid imagery enhances a captivating romance set across the centuries. Rose and Oliver shouldn’t cross paths, but one special bed enlivens their hearts. Improbable circumstances merge with a contemporary setting; Suzy Dubot spins an engaging tale.
  • Allegiance: A Dublin Novella on Jan. 08, 2012

    A heart-stopping tale of loyalty and love; keen descriptions and tight dialogue frame the action as suspense builds, resulting in a satisfying, poignant conclusion. Domin’s strengths are her authentic characters and sharp eye for detail. Great prose!
  • The Miracle: Extended Edition on Jan. 23, 2012

    An intriguing situation is handled with grace and consideration for all within the tale and the uplifting conclusion was perfect.
  • Alysse on March 18, 2012

    Touching and realistic; I was on the street with Alysse and her lover, that hair and her coat right in my sight. Honest, striking prose cuts to the chase, resonating deeply. I won't forget this tale.
  • Dying With My Children on April 12, 2012

    Sharp details enhance the setting and characters, with an intriguing, and somewhat appropriate, conclusion.
  • Sliding on the Snow Stone on Aug. 20, 2012

    I was left with much to ponder after reading this, a harrowing but beautiful triumph of the human soul. Stefan’s love for Ukraine and family is his steady heart, as brutal forces attempt to wear down his body. At many times chilling, Sliding on the Snow Stone rings with the warm of familial love, and of love for one’s country. I am so glad I read this book, albeit slowly due to the disturbing but honest scenes set during the 1930s-1940s. Highly recommended.
  • Blood Moon on Oct. 27, 2012

    Ethereal but lifelike, this story teems with a warm fullness of the season. The end is magnificent; Elizabeth Rowan Keith is a powerful storyteller. Highly recommended.
  • Barnaby's Shorts (Volume Three) on Nov. 02, 2012

    A wide variety of tales, each with their own beguiling charm. Visiting Worseley, Jethro Moves House, and Dottie's Guy were my favourites in an all-round entertaining collection.
  • Perfectly Plain on Nov. 02, 2012

    Such a tender, well-written tale, with a beautiful sense of what matters most. A story to be enjoyed more than once!
  • Yule at My Feet on Dec. 03, 2012

    Charming and evocative, I felt a part of the celebratory magic that infused a quiet forest. The author brought to life the scents and tastes of a feast, also the joy and love springing from all participants. Highly recommended!
  • The Road to Tucson on Dec. 03, 2012

    This is a heartrending tale with an ending which warmed my soul. The narrator suffers a deep loss, yet a purpose remains. Honest prose left an impression on this reader; highly recommended.
  • A Winter's Tale on Dec. 04, 2012

    A fantastic collection of a gamut of tales which brought a shiver up my spine, also a gleam in my eye, followed by a lump in my throat. Highly recommended for any time of year, but especially as days grow short and temperatures drop.
  • Barnaby's Shorts (Volume Four) on Feb. 21, 2013

    I never know how a story will end, but always I am pleased with the results. Again Barnaby Wilde spins some amazing yarns, my favourites being Cool Running, John Reynolds, The Women's Furies, and Fossicking. Highly recommended.
  • Tales from The Painted Door II: Wallace on Feb. 26, 2013

    Like the bar's regulars, I was on the edge of my seat, waiting for the end, which did not disappoint. Another poignant, well-crafted tale from David H. Keith. Highly recommended.
  • One Way To Mars on April 29, 2013

    From the moment Andrew Foreman arrives on Mars, nothing is as he assumed. A well-plotted tale that leaves the door open for more, which I appreciated, as Foreman and Monkley grew on me.
  • One Way To Mars 2 on April 29, 2013

    Another wonderful outing for Andrew and Monkley; Gary Weston made this reader feel within the Mars base, setting up the action for third part. A great read!
  • One Way To Mars 3 on April 29, 2013

    A fantastic wrap-up to the series, but a few unanswered questions remain, and I hope more tales for Andrew and Monkley evolve. Well-plotted and full of terrific characters; highly recommended.
  • The Phone Never Rings on Oct. 11, 2013

    Perfectly captured are the experiences of one couple, and the realization of true loneliness. A gem of a story; highly recommended.
  • Barnaby's Shorts (Volume Six) on Oct. 23, 2013

    An eclectic collection of short tales that left me in giggles, a few shivers, and some aching sighs. Barnaby Wilde never fails to disappoint; all of these stories are highly recommended.
  • An Artist's Freedom on Oct. 27, 2013

    Haunting and beautiful in both prose and theme. I highly recommend this author, and look forward to reading more.
  • Short Shorts & Longer Tales on Oct. 29, 2013

    These tales cover a gamut of themes, intriguing no matter the length. However, if you're looking for happy endings, these might not be suitable. Highly recommended for those preferring their fiction with a ironic bite.
  • She Haunts Me on Oct. 29, 2013

    Evocative and poignant prose stirred deep emotions within this reader, and will not soon be forgotten. Highly recommended, with great thanks offered to Elizabeth Rowan Keith for her gentle but honest manner of expression, and her appreciation for those unable to speak on their own behalf.
  • The Winter Collection on Dec. 04, 2013

    An intriguing collection of cold weather tales that made for delightful and at times suspenseful reading. Highly recommended.
  • Barnaby's Shorts (Volume 7) on Jan. 10, 2014

    Another fabulous collection, with a story for just about every reader. My favourites were 'The Fourth Plinth', 'The Autograph Hunter', and 'Chameleons', and 'A Bed for One Night' was wonderful too. Highly recommended.
  • The Man on the Corner on Jan. 31, 2014

    An intriguing collection, laced with love, wit, heartache and humor, all in the perfect measure. Highly recommended.
  • Long Road to California on Feb. 27, 2014

    An engaging, poignant story that I enjoyed from beginning to end. I especially appreciated being reminded of my blessings, and of the sport references. Descriptive prose highlights the rugged beauty of past and present as the underlying tenderness of love weaves throughout the narratives. Highly recommended.
  • Drifta's Quest on Dec. 05, 2018

    So glad to read another page-turner by Gary Weston; I found myself unable to tear myself away from Drifta and his friends, as the action doesn't stop, and just when you think you know where this story is heading.... Boom, you're wondering just how it's going to end. I especially appreciated the change of pace dialogue, and that it was faithfully carried throughout the novel. An ingenious touch that exemplifies the quality of Weston's storytelling. Hoping to read more of Drifta in the near future, and again, so pleased to have another chance to enjoy Weston's brand of humor and adventure.
  • Stepping Heavenward on Feb. 13, 2019

    What a joy to see one of my favourite novels available as an ebook. Katy's Christian journey is an honest and earnest one, with many vital truths lining the way. A timeless story of human life and growing faith entwined in an intriguing diary-style. Highly recommended.
  • The Lie on Jan. 12, 2024

    I loved this novella, a marvelous historical snapshot of essential truths and necessary kindnesses deftly conveyed by Elizabeth Keith, gripping this reader to the very end. Highly recommended!
  • Minutes: Conveniently Short Stories on Jan. 13, 2024

    From the mischievous to the macabre, introspective and ingenious, these tales are full of wit, appreciation for life's mysteries and its bittersweet moments. Highly recommended!
  • Becoming Birch: Timeless Tales in the Wheel of the Year on Feb. 26, 2024

    A fantastic collection that transported this reader to a peaceful and magical forest steeped in nature's wonder and filled with marvelous characters. Highly recommended!