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“And on that table, was a gun…” An Excerpt from “Krissy’s Notebook”.

-and I had to admit, her story would have sounded perfectly plausible.

Plausible enough to make Baker and Mitchell re-holster their guns before she’d even finished telling it, I’m sure.

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Remember what I’d said, Detective? About Krissy walking down that rocky, thorny path to the river that day?

Krissy never slips…

And because, like I’d said to myself on the night after Mosley- just after I’d laughed, at the idea I’ve never once laughed at since:

She’d thought of everything.

But none of that well-thought-out insurance had been needed. Because once again, I told myself, I’d given the right answer. As horrible as it was, it had been the right one for her. I took one last look at the gun, then I looked up-

And saw her watching me again.

Because of course, I had to remind myself, she is still  thinking of everything.

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“Krissy’s Notebook” is available now at Amazon.com.

Get Your Copy Today.

FREE Today, November 11, Ann William’s Dark Love Story, “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK”.

All day today you can get “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” for FREE from Amazon’s Kindle Store. For more on “Krissy’s Notebook”, just click “TITLES” in the menu above, or see it RIGHT HERE on Amazon.com.

We’d love for you to check it out, and if you give it a read, we’d love to know what you think.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend (spending it we hope with a copy of “Krissy…)!

A-W

FREE Today and Tomorrow, November 10-11, Ann William’s Dark Love Story, “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK”.

All day today and tomorrow you can get “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” for FREE from Amazon’s Kindle Store. For more on “Krissy’s Notebook”, just click “TITLES” in the menu above, or see it RIGHT HERE on Amazon.com.

We’d love for you to check it out, and if you give it a read, we’d love to know what you think.

Have a good weekend (spending it we hope with a copy of “Krissy…)!

A-W

FREE All This Weekend, November 10-11, Ann William’s Dark Love Story, “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK”.

All this weekend you can get “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” for FREE from Amazon’s Kindle Store. For more on “Krissy’s Notebook”, just click “TITLES” in the menu above, or see it RIGHT HERE on Amazon.com.

We’d love for you to check it out, and if you give it a read, we’d love to know what you think.

Have a good weekend (spending it we hope with a copy of “Krissy…)!

A-W

5-Stars and a Great Review for “Krissy’s Notebook”. Plus a Little Update.

Thanks to Mac and Steph, the Goodreads readers who recently gave “Krissy’s Notebook” 5-Star ratings!

We really appreciate it! And Steph- thanks for the great review; you are the kind of reader we like to reach. You “got” Krissy, and so we’re glad you liked our little story about her and her dear Curtis all the more.

By the way:  Ann-William hasn’t said much lately, but we have been busy working, on both a revised draft of our story “Villains and Birdsongs” and on a new draft of our next novel, “The Last Italian Tune-Up”. We are also on the hunt for models to portray Krissy and Curtis in some new artwork we’d like to do, and we have some ideas for a few new Ann-William images as well (who’s up for a picnic in a creepy old cemetery?).

So please stay tuned. And as usual, we’d love to hear from you! So drop us a line sometime!

Yours, And Yours,

A-W

“Krissy’s…” Readers: We’re Dying to Hear From You!

We have been so absolutely pleased-pleased-pleased to see that copies of “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” have actually been selling in appreciable numbers!

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It amazes us every time we see someone actually take not just an interest in our work, but also take a chance on it by actually paying for it.

And it also humbles us. We realize that your time spent reading- even reading what we believe is pretty good fiction, is valuable time nonetheless. So to those readers, we say-

Thank You!

But can we also ask a favor?

If we’ve managed to get you to give us a try, would you please be sure to let us know what you think? Good or bad- we’d like to know. It is so difficult, being a small team, writing and publishing work all on your own, with only the feedback of a few trusted beta-readers, one of us with a Masters in a field wholly unrelated to writing about teenage murder, and the editting, no, editing (sorry) savvy of a guy who got his English BA over a decade-and-a-half ago.

So, drop us a line here at Ann-William.com, review us on Amazon (especially Amazon)- Hell, write nasty things about us on bathroom walls (but if you do that, remember to send us a picture at least) (and make sure you write our web address: that’s ANN (HYPHEN) (remember the hyphen; we’re decidedly not “Ann WilliamS“) WILLIAM.com somewhere; web traffic is traffic:-), comment on our Facebook…

We’ll take what we can get:-)

And in case you haven’t yet:

CLICK HERE TO Sneak a peek at KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK

or-

GET YOUR COPY NOW!

 

Our most recent review is… pretty crappy? A lesson in taking criticism.

We still don’t entirely get why, but it is; a 1-star on Goodreads by a reviewer who’d won a free copy through a giveaway.

We’d been pulling 4s and a couple of 5s and gotten some good comments on the story, but this newest reviewer seemed to take issue with our usage of “I” vs. “me” in the narration style and apparently didn’t find the story all that intriguing, relative to their own personal experiences. Although damn- we have fire, murder and a rather psychopathic high school girl. My colleague and I must have gone to the wrong high schools:-)

But hey, we still have those 4s and 5s, and hopefully we’ll see more of them. One bad review does not make for a bad book, and we definitely don’t think that “Krissy…” is a bad book. Some time ago we said we wanted feedback, good or bad, and now we’ve gotten both.

This does serve as a reminder though, that if you want to write, and want others to read what you’ve written, you need to be ready for that occasional person (hopefully they are only occasional, or maybe you really do have problems…) who’s not going like what you’ve written, perhaps in ways you don’t understand or even agree with. And when that 1-star lands with a thud on your reviews list, you need to suck it up and drive on. Write a post about it if you want, but don’t bitch like a baby about it. Try to make some sense of what the reviewer says, use whatever you can to improve, and then move on.

Perhaps by reminding potential readers that your book, your dark love story that has fire, murder and a rather psychotic high school girl is available now on Amazon.com, starting at just $2.99, or for FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited. And that you’d still love to get more reviews- good or bad. Because not only do you want people to read and hopefully enjoy what you’ve written, but because you want to grow. And because that feedback, good or bad, will make you a better writer.

Yours and Yours,

Ann William

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Thank You Goodreads Readers!

Most recently to Sue Williams, the latest Goodreads reader to rate our dark little love story, “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” a solid 4-Stars. We really appreciate your taking the time to read us and are glad you liked our little story.

And to the wider Goodreads Community: thank you as well for the response to our Goodreads Giveaway. “Krissy…” is now on the “To-Read” shelf of approximately 476 Goodreaders. We look forward to hearing from you all! Good, bad- doesn’t matter; we want your feedback, especially because we’ve been thinking a lot about the sequel lately, and about just where our friends Curtis and Krissy should go from here. Readers will recall that their story starts back in 1999, and ended in 2007, but where has it gone since then? And why is it getting told now, circa 2018? What might be happening today?

And lastly, please remember, if you have any questions about the book, or about anything Ann William, you can always drop us a line here, or on Facebook/Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.

Yours, and Yours,

Ann William

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Goodreads asks: “What’s the Best Thing About Being a Writer? And Our Answer Is…?

Well, here is our answer, which we’ve turned into a shameless (but hopefully at least mildly entertaining) plug, written mostly for the benefit of our THREE (oh yeah- 3!) Goodreads followers (you guys rock, by the way, and we’ll try to be worthy).

(the following is a re-print of our answer on Goodreads)

“The best thing”, we think, about being writers, and especially when you write what we like to write, is all the fascinating people you get to hang out with.

I mean: we have this one friend, Kristina, who’s quite possibly a psychopath, and although we’re not sure yet, we think she may have murdered a bunch of people: a couple of her husband’s old high school bullies, a few of his family and even a few totally unrelated people (who nevertheless, to hear her tell it, “probably deserved it”).

And her husband- yeah, we’re not sure what to think about him. Nice guy, interesting, but… there’s just something about him. Something… unsettling. Like he’s not always telling you the truth. Even about his own wife.

We also know this other teenaged girl, “Calypso”, who’s practically a demi-god; can’t be killed, is pretty much immortal, has these scary “powers”- and you should see her nails- if you can even call them that… I mean, damn. Problem is, she hates the entire world, and wants to remake it into what she thinks it should be, even if she has to kill all of us in the process. Which, with her powers, she might actually be able to do, and sooner than you might think.

Our friend who’s the vigilante daughter of a rogue, Vietnam era assassin, our other friend who throws these tremendous, practically Roman orgy-esque parties in her gigantic beachouse (well, used to, until those smiling things showed up). That other woman who lives all alone in a dead world, but who still goes out looking for her husband every day (although not necessarily for the reasons you might think). Not to mention all those other people who keep banging on our door, begging in various seductive, strange or downright scary voices to be let in, so that they can introduce themselves. Or maybe “show us something”.

Of course, as a writer you can’t always pick your friends; oftentimes they pick you, but still, the ones you do end up with are absolutely “the best thing” about being a writer.

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