The Todd Lambert Special

      Anna Scott Graham
The Todd Lambert Special

Is there more to Rae Smith’s lemon meringue pie than meets the eye? Rae’s husband Tommie isn’t certain, but what if a specially juiced dessert offers relief for Rae’s best friend Jenny, not to mention Rae herself. A standalone short story, also an epilogue for the author’s Alvin’s Farm series.Jeremy Bonds was a bad man. With no parents in the picture when he was young, he turned to a kindly old neighbor in Mrs. Berry, who taught him to sing with the children's choir at church. But after Mrs. Berry died, Jeremy soon came to accept the only father figure he would ever know in 'Ratchet', a biker who worked on motorcycles for a living. Jeremy followed Ratchet into a lifestyle that few ever come back from. As a child, Jeremy sang songs of praise. At this point, would he be able to sing a song of redemption?
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    Alvin's Farm Book 5: An Innate Sense of Recognition

      Anna Scott Graham
Alvin's Farm Book 5: An Innate Sense of Recognition

As Chelsea plans her wedding, missing family members cast shadows. Eric’s unstable girlfriend Dana causes distress for Jenny and Sam, but while Jenny battles her marijuana usage, Sam realizes the best place for their youngest is the farm. Dana’s anguish threatens to overwhelm, but other sinister forces bear down on all in the Willamette Valley.In the fifth book of the series, family loyalties are put to the test; Eric and Travis fret over Tanner, while Eric’s girlfriend Dana proves Sam and Jenny’s youngest hasn't fallen far from the tree. Mitch’s tenure in Iraq continues as Chelsea marries, then receives the shock of her life.As the recession hits America, the Cassels and Smiths are faced with further joys and dilemmas; Will and Bethany give Sam and Jenny their first grandchild, but Eric is torn by his love for an injured young woman. Jenny’s aches grow worse, but help for her illness soothes Rachel’s heart. David finds Rachel’s new boyfriend lacking, but when a cousin’s life is on the line, David’s reckless nature triggers a crisis.Events in Iraq add to the melancholy, but as a family gathers for various holidays, love is paramount. Then hearts are broken when one man’s revenge explodes. Will Arkendale ever be the same?
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    The Hawk: Part Eight

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Eight

Laurie heads west to confirm Seth’s assertions, but doesn’t plan on sharing this strange truth with Stanford. While Sam and Renee add to their family, Lynne and Jane find themselves no longer living alone, yet Eric remains east as Seth wraps up his stay in Florida.Those who quest for the knowledge of everything have found much of it, and so they are pursued by their local intelligence agencies for this information. They take retreat in an up and coming World Intelligence Agency, into which some of the other organizations eventually merge, wherein they train, which experiences turn out to be grand adventures within themselves.
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    The Hawk: Part Two

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Two

In this second part of the series, set in 1961, as the Snyders adjust to change, Sam Ahern relives some of his Korean War experiences. Meanwhile Lynne Snyder undergoes a transformation and Stanford hosts an exhibit of Eric’s work that catapults the artist into sudden fame.Painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.In this second part of the series, set in 1961, as the Snyders adjust to change, Sam Ahern relives some of his Korean War experiences. Sam’s wife Renee is alarmed by his candor, while Laurie Abrams reveals that his cousin Seth also served in Korea, but returned an altered man. Meanwhile Lynne Snyder undergoes a transformation and Stanford hosts an exhibit of Eric’s work that catapults the artist into sudden fame.
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    The Hawk: Part One

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part One

Painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.In this first part of a series, set in the early 1960s, painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.
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    The Hawk: Part Seven

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Seven

As Eric heads to Miami, Lynne receives a letter from Norway concerning Marek and Jane. Seth’s health worsens and Laurie isn’t sure his cousin will recover. Sam and Renee investigate adoption, but will a tragedy derail their plans?They desire me - They hate me - They molded me - They tortured me - They used me I can’t give up because I’m different now. I will never give up exposing the truth of who they are! Shoot me – Poison Me – Chase Me – Restrain me – Terrorize Me I don’t care anymore. I’ve been redeemed and I’m standing where my God has placed me. I know the evil you’ve done. You know who you are. I’m not running. Come and get me! A highly trained Russian assassin.......... An ex-pop superstar singer who just won't be silenced........... A New World Order, who plans to destroy what God has redeemed........ All come together in a story of redemption that features faith, action, and a romance that bullets can't kill. Christian Speculative Fiction at its Best!
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    Chips Off The Block

      Anna Scott Graham
Chips Off The Block

Flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, and a poem or three round out this author’s tenure in the Top Writers Block cooperative. Themes range from loneliness and poverty to out of the ashes and meringue. Yes meringue, along with stitches, pumpkins, trash day, fools rush in and why me? Comedy and romance interweave with tragedy, sometimes within the same tale.A variety of brief and not so short tales are presented in this anthology, with themes that include why me, fools rush in, trash day, loneliness, poverty, out of the ashes, stitches, meringue, and pumpkins. “The Todd Lambert Special” pays homage to the author’s Alvin’s Farm series; “He’s Among Angels” explores the memory of a beloved sibling. “Pork Fried Rice and Recessed Lights” was inspired by NaNoWriMo and kitchen renovations, while “Various Little Birds” recalls Britain and embroidery. From flash fiction and poetry to novelettes, motifs are explored via humor and tenderness, with plenty of love added for good measure.
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    The Hawk: Part Six

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Six

In this sixth part of the series, set in 1963, while the Snyders receive a great blessing, Eric senses a departure on the horizon. Laurie appreciates Eric’s gift, but learns a shocking truth when Seth remembers a key element from his tour in Korea.In a society where morals are determined by a public opinion system, and social rating is the currency, truth can be a dangerous notion.Sixteen-year-old Rena has few memories of her childhood before adoption. A forest teeming with wildlife. Mountains reaching up to a blue sky. The voice of the man who raised her. The problem—they’re not real. Such things don’t exist in Esh, a self-governed metropolis shielded from the harsh environment by a transparent canopy. And beyond the city is only the Barrens, an endless wasteland of fog and freezing rain.When Rena’s violent instincts save the lives of her friends, her delusional past begins disrupting her prospects for the future. To find the source of her impulses, she’ll have to sort through the fragments in her mind. What awaits is a connection between her true identity, the city’s forgotten history, and the secret war being waged beneath the surface of her polite society.
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    The Hawk: Part Three

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Three

In this third part of the series, set in 1962, the culmination of the Snyders’ dreams becomes reality, yet the truth about Laurie and Stanford makes Sam wary. Pastor Marek Jagucki is introduced, providing peace to Eric, but slight worry for Lynne. However it’s Renee to fret most, when Sam’s sister Frannie makes a dramatic announcement.Painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.In Part Two, set in 1961, as the Snyders adjust to change, Sam Ahern relives some of his Korean War experiences. Sam’s wife Renee is alarmed by his candor, while Laurie Abrams reveals that his cousin Seth also served in Korea, but returned an altered man. Meanwhile Lynne Snyder undergoes a transformation and Stanford hosts an exhibit of Eric’s work that catapults the artist into sudden fame.In this third part of the series, set in 1962, the culmination of the Snyders’ dreams becomes reality, yet the truth about Laurie and Stanford makes Sam wary. Pastor Marek Jagucki is introduced, providing peace to Eric, but slight worry for Lynne. However it’s Renee to fret most, when Sam’s sister Frannie makes a dramatic announcement.
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    A Quilt For Dietrich Bonhoeffer

      Anna Scott Graham
A Quilt For Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This volume was written during National Poetry Writing Month, 2014. It chronicles this author’s foray into quilting while studying Dietrich Bonhoeffer throughout Lent and Easter. Other themes such as aging, chemotherapy, and wayward novels find their way into the verses, alongside music, baseball, old photographs, and laundry.During NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, this author’s goal was to fashion one poem per day throughout April 2014. That objective was met in a gamut of poems, many concerning quilting and the martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Other subjects were tackled, such as writing, chemotherapy, music, baseball, and laundry, sometimes within one poem. Ultimately, this volume is bound by fabrics and faith, and the question of what a twentieth century pastor silenced by the Nazis might have done if he’d conjured sewing a quilt.
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    50 Years Waiting

      Anna Scott Graham
50 Years Waiting

Celebrating her birthday, seventy-two-year-old Andrea Falstaff receives an unexpected visitor, her first lover from five decades ago. Yet Thom Sugerman is still thirty-two years old, the same age as when Andrea last saw him. Andrea struggles in accepting the love Thom still carries for her, while her family wonders just who this man is to their matriarch.Andrea Falstaff celebrates her seventy-second birthday with family, but an unexpected guest from her past disturbs the party. Yet how can Andrea’s first lover Thom Sugerman still be so young; the last time Andrea saw him, five decades before, he was already thirty-two years old.With no apparent reason for Thom’s odd reappearance, and no other place for him to go, Andrea allows him to sleep on the sofa, yet Thom wants to resume their previous relationship. Andrea struggles with feelings she never lost, while trying to explain to her adult grandchildren just who this man is, and what he means to her.
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    The Hawk: Part Nine

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Nine

The death of President Kennedy casts a pall over those concerned about Eric. Meanwhile in Texas, Luke Richardson wonders about the identity of John Doe. Uncertain about his future with Stanford, Laurie assures Lynne that Eric will return, while Marek and Klaudia make plans for a 1964 reunion.Monster's need Love Too! Solin is a lone monster that falls for a green eyed girl, He doesn't know that when he dives in the sea to start anew his plans change. Winter is ready to leave the world but between that Solin she changes her mind. In this short story they will grow to understand one another as they learn about themselves. Part One in The Short Story Trilogy Monster's need Love Too!
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    The Pancake That Saved Silicon Valley and other NaPoWriMo Poems 2013

      Anna Scott Graham
The Pancake That Saved Silicon Valley and other NaPoWriMo Poems 2013

This collection of poems was written for 2013's National Poetry Writing Month, which concluded on April 30th. It includes verses about pancakes and Silicon Valley, ninja hats, roses, love, music, British and California rain, and more than a few nods to writing novels.The world was once a place of plenty and wonders: famine and disease were largely unheard of, cities floated through the sky, everything appeared to be perfect. But it could not last. When the magic called Ve collapsed, society collapsed along with it: millions starved and the floating cities crashed to the ground. In the wreckage the byproducts of Ve use, magical beings called Amekt, went feral. This along with the ensuing wars rendered the mainland uninhabitable.In the last days of the old empire, as things began to fall apart, a small group split off an island-sized piece of rock and seeded it with a plant that would allow it to float. For nearly 500 years, the island of Ansau has drifted in isolation on the ocean currents. Life is more difficult than it was, but the Island’s inhabitants have learned to use the trickle of Ve and stability has been the rule. But things are about to change again.Induction is the second story in the Broken Shores series. On the climb back up the cliffs after harvesting mussels on the beach, Emera slips and falls. As she plummets, she prays for help and wakes up do discover that she has been spared. But the help comes at a price . . .
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    The Hawk: Part Five

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Five

In the fifth part of the series, set mostly in 1963, both Stanford and Renee battle depression as Marek reveals his past, as well as the connection he shares with Eric. Meanwhile, the Snyders prepare to travel to New York, but will Seth be there to meet them?The Intergalactic Faj conquer whole worlds. Over a generation ago, the Faj sent Nevians to conquer the planet, a peaceful homeland holding three separate cultures. They introduced strange and horrifying concepts like slavery and slaughter. They confiscated the land and forced the people into Sectors. The Krindarwee in Sector One, the ones hardest hit by the invaders, prayed for a deliverer. Twenty years ago, the Daughter was born, and trained into her purpose to share the stories and songs of her people, to release those held in slavery, and to eliminate the Faj from their planet. No one expected for the Daughter to become infatuated with the Prince in the Faj, or for the Faj to have the ability to completely dominate a person’s mind.
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    The Hawk: Part Four

      Anna Scott Graham
The Hawk: Part Four

In this fourth part of the series, set in 1962, Eric organizes a local exhibit, learning more about Marek Jagucki, but the truth of Marek’s past is revealed to the painter in one of his own canvases. As Marek begins to question the oddness of Eric’s eyes, the entire world is thrown into possible nuclear conflict by the Cuban Missile Crisis.Painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.In part two of the series, set in 1961, as the Snyders adjust to change, Sam Ahern relives some of his Korean War experiences. Sam’s wife Renee is alarmed by his candor, while Laurie Abrams reveals that his cousin Seth also served in Korea, but returned an altered man. Meanwhile Lynne Snyder undergoes a transformation and Stanford hosts an exhibit of Eric’s work that catapults the artist into sudden fame.In the third part of the series, set in 1962, the culmination of the Snyders’ dreams becomes reality, yet the truth about Laurie and Stanford makes Sam wary. Pastor Marek Jagucki is introduced, providing peace to Eric, but slight worry for Lynne. However it’s Renee to fret most, when Sam’s sister Frannie makes a dramatic announcement.Set in 1962, this fourth part of the series focuses on the fallout of Fran Canfield’s pregnancy, which deeply affects both the Snyders and Aherns. Eric organizes a local exhibit, learning more about Marek Jagucki, but the truth of Marek’s past is revealed to the painter in one of his own canvases. As Marek begins to question the oddness of Eric’s eyes, the entire world is thrown into possible nuclear conflict by the Cuban Missile Crisis, which further dents Renee’s dreams.
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