My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes.
I am a blind author whose blog posts, published books and stories come straight from my heart. I am the proud mother of a precious little girl named Sharen. She is the inspiration for many of my stories, especially the ones that feature children as characters in them.
I have found music to be a great source of healing throughout a rough and painful time in my life. For the past seven years as a writer, I have found, and still find, music as a source of inspiration to this day. In many of the various blog posts on this site, I have written essays about music as it pertains to healing, everyday life, writing and much more, along with essays about winter, snow, and other reflections about my belief system.
I also review audio books and eBooks that have touched my heart, or affected me in a unique way. I will also review books for authors, in exchange of a review of my own books.
From time to time, I will also interview my characters and sneak in on character conversations about upcoming novels I’m working on, so you can learn more about them from behind the scenes.
Links to my Published Work
although my first book entitled Springville Murders; A Springville High Mystery, was unsuccessful, I learned a valuable lesson in publishing that novel. My advice to emerging authors, make sure that you edit and revise your work carefully, before you publish it. Do some research to make your fiction more realistic, and invest a bit of money to obtain an editor, or to hire the services of a publisher that offers editing services as part of their package. This will go a long way to honing your craft, and giving your readers what they want. Now that I have shared the advice that I have learned over the years, here are the links to my books and the publications, where my stories are featured.
My first story entitled The Big Climb, was featured in Awethology Light, one of two anthologies published by the #Awethors Awethology Light can be found as either a free download, or you can purchase it as a paperback at the following links:
I have a little Christmas story entitled The Woods, featured in the December Awethology light volume, which can be downloaded for free at the following links:
The final anthology that I am featured in thus far is called Gems of Strength, which features a story called A Whirlwind of Memories.
Stories outside the box is a small collection of stories that were inspired by writing prompts, a breakdown, and other aspects of life in general. Purchase Stories Outside the Box at the following links:
My current novel entitled A Journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery is available in paperback, hard cover, eBook, and audio through audible.com.
I have added a new book to my list of published works. The new book is called Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure, and can be purchased at the following link: