Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hello, all!  Sorry for the long absence.  I've had some medical and personal concerns for the past almost a year. I'm back, but this is going to have to be less personal and more professional from now on.  I'm working on another picture book manuscript currently, and I have some other projects underway.  All is in a state of transition and flux right now.  As soon as I have information about another published work, I will post it here for all to see.  In the meantime, be well.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Book Signing in Needles, CA

If you are planning to be in the Needles/Laughlin area July 22, 2010 (next week), please feel free to stop by the Needles Branch Library where I will be reading Silly Moments and signing books.  I hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Silly Moments is Now Released!

My first book has been released.  Hooray!  For ordering information, please visit the link above.  Thank you!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Galleys Ready!

I reviewed the galleys for Silly Moments last night, and I must say that I'm very excited!  After this week ends, I should have some time available for ... well, for breathing.  And that will be nice, too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Coming Soon: Silly Moments

As far as I know, Silly Moments is still due out next month through Guardian Angel Publishing, so I'm excited about that, and many other positive changes in my life that are due to start rolling in and affecting each other like dominoes any second.  Please form a line to the right to be the first ones for autographed copies of Silly Moments, the first picture book from Anna C. Morrison, with art by the illustrious Marina Movshina.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Cost of Penmanship

Now that the holiday season is over, I can rev up again, ready to go the distance.  Unfortunately, I reinjured my post-op ankle, so the limp is back in style, and the "good" ankle whimpers from time to time due to compensation.  I know it will be two years from last June before I'm at 80% of normal on the post-op ankle, anyway, but I had made strides in recovery, and now I'm set back about a month.  At least it's not as bad as the pain I experienced when laid up for weeks.  That was inhuman/inhumane.  Unthinkable pain.  Anyway.  It's not that bad, but it's enough to make me count steps and not take unnecessary ones for the last couple weeks.  Today just seems worse than yesterday, and I don't know why.  Each day presents its own set of challenges.

Take Fifth Grade, for instance.  "Mom, it's just so...challenging," my son says, repeatedly, with heavy sighs and much procrastination of homework.  His penmanship is alien in origin, or at least, it seems that way. If only his teacher were from Mars, then he would be able to read it.  But, alas, he is from Earth, and demands to read the answers in a language and style familiar to this planet.  Why can't they just type?  How often do we read each other's handwriting these days, anyway?  Reality dictates that children must learn to keyboard at an early age anyway, so why demand any type of penmanship?  Bah, why don't we just learn telepathy?  We could do away with the written language entirely, and emotions could be communicated as well as words, better encompassing ideas, concepts, and dreams.  There would be only honesty.  I hate it when people lie.

But then, if there were only telepathic communication, I would be out of a job.  And a hobby.  And a blog!

Never mind.  Carry on, then!  He shall practice his cursive (again) tonight.  For the sake of humanity.  Yeah.  That sounds right.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A New Smile for RJ

This is a shameless plug for my friend, RJ. Here is the email that his better half, my friend, Tigger, posted this morning:

"As some of you may or may not know RJ was kicked by a horse back when he was 18. 1 month after getting his braces off. It destroyed his mouth and the doctors and dentist were not the best when trying to get his mouth put back together.

Anyway, 1-800 dentist is doing a contest, $30,000 for dental work for the most voted video. This is where I need YOUR help. Please go on line and vote for RJ's video. you can vote once a day until Dec 1st.

Here is the link


Please vote for RJ so he can feel confident about his smile again! :)