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Sissy’s Independence Day

posted on: July 4, 2014

Sissy Peoples lives in Detroit and works as a nurse. She first appeared in The Christmas Cookie Club and was a major character in A Gift for My Sister.   In The Lottery, the third novel of the series which will be launched in October, Sissy wins $10,000 and inspires the cookie club to play the… Read more

Angels is now FREE

angels face cover - Version 2 posted on: June 25, 2014

My illustrated short story, Angels is FREE on Amazon starting today, June 25, 2014 through June 28.  That’s 4 days to pick it up here.   Angels is an illustrated short story for adults. Set in inner city Detroit, this is a tale of a family beset by the traumas of drug addiction, adultery, prison,… Read more

Shebooks webpage is live!

posted on: May 27, 2014

Shebooks website is up and I wanted to make sure that you knew about this terrific new service for women who love to read.  They are publishing books for women, by women. Suited for the busy women, the books are short (less than 10,000 words) and available on line.  Here’s the story, straight from their… Read more

Wearing Books: An Artistic, Literary Adventure

Books to wear posted on: April 21, 2014

  Do you love books so much you feel as though you’re wrapped up in them or part of the scene they conjure? Do you feel you’ve become one of the characters?  Recently I jumped at the chance to, literally, become part of a book.  This was an artistic as well as literary project that… Read more

His Eye Is On The Sparrow: a Book, a Song, the Oscars

EyeOnThe Sparrow posted on: March 12, 2014

My memoir, His Eye is On the Sparrow takes its title from the song my father-in-law sang the weekend I met him.  His gravelly rendition was always my favorite version of this song, in its simple A Cappella.  Papa sang it straight out with the vigor of a man who worked all his life and… Read more

His Eye Is On the Sparrow by Ann Pearlman

EyeOnThe Sparrow posted on: January 19, 2014

    A dear friend, who is also a writer, heard about Shebooks  and suggested that I send some of my writing. Their slogan is: every woman has a story. How could I not love them? Shebooks is a new publisher focusing on short e-books to bridge the gap between magazines with carefully selected fiction… Read more

The Story of the Stand Mixer: Changes in Time

new mixer posted on: December 11, 2013

  I am very sentimental and preparing for this year’s Christmas cookie club particularly so.   It’s been a year full of changes. My son moved to another state and I will spend this Christmas with him and his family in their new home.   Last spring, my daughter married and requested the heirloom stand mixer…. Read more

Publisher Sale on A Gift For My Sister and The Christmas Cookie Club!

Button posted on: November 26, 2013

I’m thrilled to announce that Simon & Schuster has discounted both The Christmas Cookie Club and A Gift for My Sister in time for the holidays.  To celebrate, I’m giving away FIVE signed hardback copies of A Gift for My Sister. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Writing Tip # 5 What We Say

posted on: October 7, 2013

What We Say My professor of a graduate writing workshop told us that it doesn’t matter what we say, all that matters is that we say it well. Well, no. What matters most is what we say, and it’s the plot, the characters, and the wonderful writing that seduces the reader to listen.  Not that… Read more

Writing Tip #4 Perseverance

posted on: August 13, 2013

Love of writing propels  motivation, but sometimes enthusiasm fades. By its very nature the process of writing entails consistent application to complete a draft, edit, and marketing.   Each of these three different tasks requires determination, but our interest may vary. We shift into restlessness, doubt each word, question the entire project. Distractions beckon. We answer… Read more