Anna Patterson


About the Author:

Anna Patterson grew up in the Ozark Hills with a dream of becoming an archeologist.

She was able as a young adult to put the desire to good use exploring the mountains and river line of the Ozarks for early artifacts from the past. Many times in her treks deep into the wilderness forests, she was able to seek out and see first hand abandoned cemeteries of pioneers and Indians there and Ghost towns which had been abandoned during an earlier time.

But it was her desire to know more about the early civilizations which resulted in her entering into her studies in history, art, and especially ancient civilizations in college. Her life as a writer brought her to many years of work in Journalism from college papers to work as a reporter and at one point Society Editor.

She is now pursuing her desire to write fiction novels and feels that this allows her to put to use her life’s study of antiquities.

She and her husband live in a house over 100 years old with their two Yorkies and two cats.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Texas basically, but moved to Arkansas in the Ninth grade. I have been in Arkansas since then. I think living in both places has given me a deep rooted love for Western things, including writing, and Southern things, such as quilt making, doll making, and cooking. I also feel the Southern culture has enriched my love of music and folk tales and legends.
When did you first start writing?
I really did write my first book, "Little Apple Tree with his Mother", never published of course, when I was quite small. I drew the illustrations on the back of paper bags until my parents finally bought me my first tablet to write and draw in.
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Desperate Dream of a Viking
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 31,960. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
"Look," the dazed Prince said, "I see a Sea Nymph. Do you see her too?" "My Prince, it is some woman drowning out there in the waves. No one could reach her surely." "No, can't you see? She is one of those spirits I have heard about, one of those beautiful sirens of the water.
Called Back By His Tangled Promise
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
CAN LOVE COME BACK FROM THE PAST As he danced away on the arms of another, Alice felt a strange kind of fear, if she couldn't get him back, she would lose him forever. She knew she would be alone then, always unloved in that magic way.
Back to Basics Cooking for the Great Depression
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
This is the second cookbook I have published concerning cooking in difficult economic times. I feel this is a timely subject and that basic cooking is something which will help families in this struggle.
The Case of the Magic Gold Mirror
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 37,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When she first met him, she wasn't looking for romance, or for something paranormal to enter her life. But he was an explosion to her senses, and her body touched fire when it touched him. At first, it started like this: she heard a soft sigh in her studio.
The Dead End Survival Project
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-29 19:49:10
Goal reached!
So the crew of the old fashioned ship with the antique name Thunderbolt 5 was going to take another adventure. No one truly wanted to go, because the crew and the ship had used up all the luck they had long ago.
Cookbook for Hard Times
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Anyone who has ever been through Hard Times personally knows that the first rule is just accept you can live more modestly and do better and be happier. CHICKEN SOUP Cut up chicken, water and cook until tender and done. Add can mixed vegetables, two if you are adding this to large chicken. Add tomato juice if desired. Add rice or macaroni if you wish.
Witches and Wolves and the Witches Exile Road
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 51,470. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
She did not want to be torn to pieces and knew she would not get very far if she tried to sneak out at night. It was not funny how often she thought of just that. . . so finally she got out the box, the book and the magic wand and thought, "I must fight fire with fire.." She pulled out the wand and waved it in total experimentation. Was it a coincidence, she heard a rumble of thunder?
When Shadows Fall
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This was no crew of galaxy hunters poised to strike an innocent planet for conquest but in a way this was what this mission was about. This book is a science fiction adventure with a paranormal-horror twist. But as this ship travels through the dangerous mission, this mission deepens in savagery,mystery,and magic.
Ruby The Vampire's Wife and The Story of Arrie
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Ruby The Vampire's Wife is a science fiction tale about a young girl who is thrown into a love affair with a Vampire. This takes place in a futuristic time when the world is falling apart. This book contains a second tale, The Story of Arrie called back into Time. In this a modern day girl goes back into the Wild West in a Time Travel romance fantasy.
The Egyptian Pharaoh's perilous search for a wife
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 36,110. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
This is the fictionalized story of the second wife of Ahmose I founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty, in Egypt. It begins when he helps a young girl, Tishiba, escape a botched kidnapping attempt The location is Ancient Egypt and involves some magic as it traces her escape from many perils until she is rescued once in for all with the help of the famous ruler, Ahmose I, Pharaoh of Egypt.