Ann William is a pseudonymous name for the literary team of Leigh “Ann” Bell and Joseph “William” Jacovelli.
They hail from the Western Poconos region of Pennsylvania, in the United States, although they also spend time in the nearby historic town of Milford, PA. “William” holds a BA in English, Writing Track from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, while “Ann” holds several degrees in the fields of Psychology (R&A) and Education, also through East Stroudsburg. They met in late 1998 at that same university, and soon became close, although they did not even consider working together until many years later.
Ann William’s work is typically of a dark but hopeful nature. They especially like the idea of tragically or even violently flawed characters trying to save otherwise doomed relationships. Even when those characters know, deep in their hearts, that the world might perhaps be better off without them.
Their 1st thriller novel, “Krissy’s Notebook”, was released in late 2017.
“Krissy” was a long, tumultuous time coming. Early drafts were often worked on in 2015-16 by William, usually while travelling back and forth between his home in Pennsylvania and a stressful office job in New Jersey. However, the final draft of “Krissy…” was begun in early 2017, after William had finally resigned his day job in order to write full-time. Shortly after that, he and Leigh Ann began working together, and the truly productive phase of “Krissy” began. Finishing touches were put on in December of 2017, and the book was then finally put into print.
They plan to release their second dark thriller, “The Last Italian Tune-Up” (See details HERE) by late 2018/early 2019. That novel evolved from a proposed series of serial shorts whose story they finally decided would be better served in novel form. And a third work, a dark, alt-history thriller tentatively named “Gardenia Six”, is proposed for 2019-2020.
In the meantime, you can follow them either here at Ann-William.com, or on Facebook and Instagram @ awfictionwriters.
“Krissy’s Notebook” can be found either HERE on Amazon or HERE on Goodreads. You can also usually pick up a paperback copy of “Krissy” at the Nomads Land Gallery (milfordnomads) in historic Milford, PA.