Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal!

I love finding obscure bits of history that I can build a story around. My soon-to-come novella came about in just that way. As I was looking through some history timelines, I came across a reference to The Toledo War in Ohio. With a little more digging, i discovered that the state of Ohio and […]

On Mary Vee’s blog

On Mary Vee’s blog

Today through Sunday I’m over on Mary Vee’s blog sharing a bit about how God has led me on my writing journey and giving away a copy of Playing by Heart! Come visit us here: http://www.maryvee.com/2014/11/fabulous-friday-feature-anne-mateer.html    

The Christmas Story That Almost Wasn’t

The Christmas Story That Almost Wasn’t

I love Christmas-themed fiction. Doesn’t matter the length–novels, novellas, short stories. And in the past couple of years I’ve been wondering if I could write some kind of a Christmas story. I didn’t know what, exactly. I didn’t have a specific idea. But when I heard about the Guideposts A Cup of Christmas Cheer project back in […]

A Title for 2014!

A Title for 2014!

Ok, so remember how in a last minute change, Bethany House went with my working title, A Home for My Heart, for this latest release? Remember how shocked I was–and how excited, because it was the first of my books that had a title I’d thought up? Well lo, and behold, it’s happened again! Yes, I […]

Fire Ant Bites and Book Reviews

Fire Ant Bites and Book Reviews

My  husband and I went to Shakespeare in the Park a few weeks ago. We loved watching A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the stars with a picnic dinner. When it was over, we made a dash for the parking lot, for when we are in any kind of a crowd my husband wants to be one of […]

The Bestseller Society

Three publishing industry insiders have been working behind the scenes for the past several months in a secret author lab. Well, not really, but they’ve kept the secret since December. Thomas Unstated, Jeff Gerke and Mary DeMuthThe Bestseller Society, and they’re really excited about it. Why did they create this site? Because they got a […]

What’s in a Name?

I love my name. I really do. I love the uniqueness of the apostrophe and the capital A. I love that it forms a contraction of my parents’ names: Don and Ann. But what I love, computers hate. Databases scoff. Website and email addresses distain. It’s been a struggle since college, really. I can’t count […]

Humbled and Amazed

I can remember sitting in my bedroom, somewhere around 30 years ago now, reading a Eugenia Price novel and thinking Someday I would love to write historical fiction that is specifically Christian. You have to understand: Eugenia Price’s novels, published by Doubleday, had the most Christian content I’d read in a currently penned book. But […]