“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.



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

Get Your Copy Today.

“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:





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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“KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” Goodreads Giveaway: Like Some of Our Characters, It Doesn’t Have Much Time Left…

While things between our main characters Curtis and Krissy might or might not be coming to a very bad end, depending on how good a job Curtis does-

“I am mostly writing this for you, Krissy, because I still love you.

But I’m also writing it for Pennsylvania State Police Detective Lucas Mitchell-

Just in case.

-the Goodreads Giveaway of our darkly twisted love story “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” is definitely in its final day!

Thank you very much to the almost 300 readers who have requested a copy so far. There is a lot to choose from out there, by way bigger names than ours, so your interest is greatly appreciated. And if you’re one of the ultimate giveaway winners, we really look forward to hearing your thoughts after reading. That feedback will help guide us forward as we decide just what to do with our artfully desperate Curtis and his dangerous(?) wife Krissy. Perhaps by telling her (possibly quite different) version of their dark little story.

Haven’t entered the giveaway yet? Well, you still have until the witching hour (midnight) of 7/6/18, so please take a look!


CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway.



And be sure to follow us either here or on Facebook for info on upcoming novels and short stories. We also have a pretty decent Instagram account, so check us out there too.


We’ve Got (Fake) Blood on Our Hands…

“Self-Publishing”, as many of you know, also means a lot of “self- almost everything else”. Which in our case includes doing our own visuals. For better or worse, we try never to use any stock images on our site, or our books.

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Yup, totally ours…


Besides, photography is fun, and it’s nice to do something creative with your hands, even if that something is a kind of creepy diorama.


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Which in this case, is a visual we hope to use in support of our novel, “Krissy’s Notebook”. We call the image “Take Krissy to the beach with you, pleeease? We promise she’ll be good…” Of course, with the dual intonation that while the story will (hopefully) be good, our character Krissy, most certainly will not (since she’s a suspected psychopath).

Sand- check. Great book- check. Gen-u-ine Italian pigsticker- check. Fake blood- check. Seashells purloined from Ann’s daughter- check

So be sure to look for it in future Instagram, Facebook or Goodreads ads. God willing, it will even inspire a few people to buy our dark little love story. For now however, one of our favorites is shown below.

***By the way, if anyone wants to read/review the paperback we used for the image below, send us an email. We’ll mail it out to you @ N/C. Just be forewarned: it does have a little fake blood on it:-)

“Take Krissy to the beach with you- pleeease? We promise she’ll be good…”

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A New Short Story: “BAM! YOU ARE NOW DEAD!”

We’ve just posted a new short story, “BAM! YOU ARE NOW DEAD!” to our “Free Reads” section. You can read it by CLICKING HERE.

“BAM!..” was written by “William” in 2015, before there was even an “Ann William”. Then, starting in 2016, after Leigh Ann finished reading the first draft and subsequently threw it at William in disgust because of the way it ended, the story began a slow evolution into what is now the prologue for a larger story that we’d like to someday tell, a dark, alt-history thriller called “Gardenia Six”.

For now, however, we think the current story (we’ve chosen to call it “BAM! YOU ARE NOW DEAD!”) stands very well on its own. And so we hope you’ll give it a read. Feel free to comment too; we’d love to hear back about it. Just please don’t throw it at us in disgust over the ending. Remember: it’s just a prologue…



We were excited to see this morning that eighty-four readers have already entered the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY (CLICK HERE TO ENTER) of our new novel, “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK”. The giveaway runs until 7/6/18, when fifty readers will be selected at random to receive a free Kindle copy.

But you can also win a FREE, signed paperback copy. All you have to do is “Like” Ann William on Facebook (RIGHT HERE), and on 7/6/18 we’ll pick one lucky winner to receive one of these-

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-beautiful signed paperbacks.

Or, if you don’t want to wait, you can always pick up a copy of your own HERE at Amazon.com. The Kindle version starts at just $2.99, or if you have Kindle “Unlimited”, you can read it for free!

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June 6, 2018: The Goodreads Giveaway of our first novel, the darkly twisted love story “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” has begun just this morning!


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“A dark, obsessive tale of love…”

Fifty Kindle copies of “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” will be given away at random to readers who enter from now until July 6.

Aaand… we’ve had another idea: if you “like” or “share” this post on Facebook between now and July 6, you will be entered for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” as well.

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“Krissy reminds me of Amy Dunne (from “Gone Girl”), just younger, sexier and more overtly brutal.”

So give “KRISSY…” a look:



-and if you like what you see, get over to GOODREADS and FACEBOOK now, and enter for a chance to win!

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Author(s) of the dark love story, “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK”.

OR- if you don’t want to wait, you can always pick up your own copy of “KRISSY’S NOTEBOOK” on Amazon RIGHT HERE. Kindle starts at $2.99, or if you have Kindle “Unlimited”, you can even read it now FOR FREE!

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