My name is Anna Patterson, and I grew up in Texas spending summers in Arkansas at my Grandmother's house. Eventually my family moved to Arkansas and I have lived there since. I am married and my husband, Bill, and I share an interest in painting and art. He has always been supportive of my interest in writing. We moved into a unique house a few years back, in fact it is over one hundred years old and has a history to it which we found intriguing. It was built for a couple who was going to be married all of those years ago. We found that romantic, and since I write romance, it seemed to give the house special meaning for both of us. I was a reporter in the state of Arkansas for a number of years. I also went back to college and earned my degree in education. Then I taught for two years and substituted for many years. I was asked by a small town newspaper to go back into newspaper writing so I did. Eventually I turned to novel writing completely. During my time at the newspaper and previously to that, I had seen published many examples of my writing, both in news stories and in features. I also began to take pictures. All of these won me awards from the Arkansas Press Association in feature writing, in-depth reporting and in page layout and many areas relating to newspapers. We always have an interest in ceramics and porcelain doll making and for many years had a huge kiln for this hobby on the back porch. I learned to love making dolls and ceramics from a Great Aunt. I am happy to say, I have always been interested in many things at once, and these interests often appear in my books. Because of my love of cooking, I have published cookbooks as well.