This is Book 3 of Love on Life’s Zip Line. John just kept surprising Patricia. Remembering little things about her and about their life together. He was like the man she married so long ago, not the man she had spent so many years hating. Could she take a chance on him again?
About Ann M Streetman:
A degree in journalism and a lifelong communications career introduced me to wonderful people and projects in public affairs, public relations, and association management. But that is behind me.
Now I write romance, a non-fiction book now and then, and children’s books which I illustrate with my own photos and graphics.
Since I am a stickler for accuracy, I do many hours of research into the places and times of my fictional characters.
They are flawed people, oftentimes challenged by difficult circumstances in their lives. Redemption and forgiveness are recurring themes in my novels.
I hope you’ll come along to enjoy the twists and turns in the lives of my characters as they find their way.
What inspires you to write?
My life experiences which include interaction with people and places I have lived and visited inspire me to write. Because my experiences are not exactly like any other person's, these are stories only I can imagine and tell.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am not a "seat of the pants" writer. I develop an outline that changes as the story develops. Because I use both a PC desktop and Apple tablets to outline and write, I use OneNote because it works on all my devices. I can make a quick note on a chapter synopsis on any of my most used devices, which are everywhere in my house.
I do not write every day. After I finish a book, I usually don't start another one right away. I do all those things I did not do when I was pressing hard on that book. When I am in a book process, I like to write at least 1,000 words a day. I have often written 2,000 words a day, and on rare occasions 3,000 to 4,000 words a day. When I start a fresh writing session, I read and edit the previous day's work.
How do you develop your characters?
I create the main characters before I do any plotting. I put on paper when they were growing up, what they were doing in high school and college, and what real world events might have had an impact on their lives. I don't fully know the characters until they start interacting with each other. On my happiest writing days, the characters take over and do things that I had not planned. That's when I know my book is worth my efforts and may be worth a reader's time and imagination in making the story come alive.
Who are your favorite authors?
When I was much younger, I read a lot of Danielle Steel. I love Walter Isaacson biographies and action writers including Vince Flynn.
What genres do you write?: contemporary romance, children's books
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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Sweet Pea Gift Set: To one man she gave her virginity; to another, she gave her heart. One, she would mourn. With the other, she would share life’s triumph and turmoil. With both, she would endure times of love, and passion and complete happiness as well as times of despair, confusion, and sorrow. One day at a time—each day, building unforgettable memories.
Sweet Pea I: The Demise of Innocence (1968-70): At seventeen Johnie is no longer a child but still full of virgin innocence—and defiance. She quickly learns growing up involves a lot more than physical loss of her virginity.
Sweet Pea II: Time to Deceive (1973-74) Johnie’s dream of happiness becomes a nightmare where Brenda cackles while Johnie boils naked in a cauldron of pea green soup.
Sweet Pea III: The Price of Passion (1984-1990) A secret part of Johnie’s soul survives nurturing the memory of Jake. Fate strikes several more dramatic blows and once again, everything changes.
Grand Prize Winner of the Chatelaine Prize
Ecstasy is the only thing on Clio’s mind. Specifically, ecstasy as portrayed in the Renaissance art of Italy. Clio is a shy art history doctoral student, clinging to her last chance at achieving the college degree of her father’s dreams, when she meets fast-living, sexy Italian architect Guillermo. They come from two different worlds, but share a deep passion for history and beauty.
Clio can’t resist being drawn into Guillermo’s problems when his family’s beautiful ancestral villa is at risk of being sold to an American rap star who will carelessly destroy it’s rich culture, history and artistry.
She tries to keep it professional and fights the urge to surrender to his smoldering seduction. Guillermo is exactly the type of man Clio’s experience has taught her to avoid, and by getting involved with him and his villa, she stands to lose much more than her precious Ph.D.
Can Clio juggle her PhD thesis, a too-hot-to-handle romance, and rescue a priceless piece of history or will everything end in disaster?
Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.
This is Book 3 of Love on Life’s Zip Line. John just kept surprising Patricia. Remembering little things about her and about their life together. He was like the man she had fallen in love with in college. Not like the man she had spent so much time hating and avoiding and keeping from their daughter and granddaughter. Could she trust him? Should she take a chance on him again?
This is Book 2 of Love on Life’s Zip Line. Ashley is savoring being single in the city that she is claiming for herself one delicious day at a time. She is in control until handsome medical student Mark points at her and says, “You, call 9-1-1 now.” She makes the call and watches him give CPR to a passenger on their NYC subway train.
He is focused on his career and haunted by the death of his lover. Attracted to him, Ashley wants to help him, but does not want to get swept into a relationship she’s not sure about. She discovers that love on life’s zip line is the messiest and most complicated experience of all, but it is oh so worth it.
Shaken by an unwanted divorce, Jennifer was not ready to get involved with anyone. And, then she met Matteo Soldati. They were about as different as two people could be. San Diego red white and blue to the core, Jennifer was from a multi-generation Navy family. Matteo was a guest Italian ski instructor at a resort in Lake Tahoe. He would soon be going back to Italy where he lived with his parents and young son between ski seasons. Then he would be going to Switzerland where he taught at Davos and St. Moritz. She would be going back to San Diego to piece together a new life. It was unlikely that they would ever see each other again. But things changed.
Their love story plays out in the Swiss and Italian Alps and San Diego. The Italian Ski Instructor is a good read for people who like sweet romance with twists and turns in unexpected places.
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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 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.
Part-Scottish and part-Esquimalt First Nations Family, he turned her weekend trip to Victoria, B.C., into a personal tour of his hometown. The day after they met she was glad to be next to him, watching his sure hands and feet working the controls of his seaplane as they soared into the September sky on their way to a perfect picnic spot on Vancouver Island.
Craig appeared to be an old-school kind of gentleman. Maybe it was part of his military tradition. And, he was rock solid and sexy. When she returned to Seattle, part of her hoped she would see him again, but it scared the hell out of her to think about committing to a serious relationship with any man, even a man as special as Craig.
When Laura Langston, a nurse from Oklahoma City, went to Siena, Italy, to celebrate her 60th birthday, she was not looking for a man. But, there he was – 62-year-old 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. Laura and Raffaele were old enough to know how love works and brave enough to search for their own way forward.