Ann Stanley

lives in Bend, Oregon, with her two Welsh Corgis and her partner, Albert. She makes her living doing massage for Radiant Health Acupuncture and Massage and Center for Life Chiropractic. Aspen and Cedar at Hollenshead


Ann is a regular contributor to shortfictionbreak.com. Her short short story, Bella’s Rebellion, was published in Fiction Break Favorites, Fall 2014, and two longer short stories, Heritage and The Wood Carver, appear in Mosaic, A Compilation of Stories by the Story Cartel. She is working on an anthology of stories, to appear in late 2015, and has four novels in various stages of development. Her stories range from mainstream fiction to fantasy, and cover such diverse issues as bullying, women’s career choices, widowhood, environmental destruction, societal solutions, and what it’s like to be a woman scientist (as well as romantic relationships). Her style ranges from serious to comic.


Ann loves playing the flute. She is an avid skier and hiker. She creates a prolific vegetable garden (not so easy here in Bend) every year, where she even grows tomatoes with the aid of a green house.

Previous life

Ann became a massage therapist in 2000, graduating from The New Mexico Academy for the Healing Arts. She did research in the field of Mathematical Biology for seventeen years, primarily studying the population dynamics of infectious diseases, but also venturing into the world of game theory and Artificial Life. She has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from California Institute of Technology.

  1. #1 by David Kalish on January 11, 2014 - 4:46 am

    Hi Ann, this is Dave Kalish, the Times Union blogger. You left a nice comment on my “Confessions of a First-Time Author” post. Might I entice you into reviewing my book, The Opposite of Everything? If you’d consider posting an honest review (perhaps on Amazon as well on your blog), positive or negative, I would be glad to send you an electronic ARC the beginning of February.

    • #2 by annstanleywriting on January 11, 2014 - 9:12 am

      Thanks for checking out my blog. I’ll send you an email about reviewing your novel. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  2. #3 by facebook: rhonda.r.walker (personal) or rhonda.l.walker (professional, and not updated often enough) on October 17, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    Ann: I’m going to show my ignorance here when I say that I was not aware that writers blogged entire novels. I’m going to go back and read the “novel” from the first chapter. Hate coming into something in the middle. You are very prolific and entertaining, and I’m sure the Story Cartel course participants will gain a lot from your ideas and advice. Looking forward to it. Are you from New Mexico? I grew up in Albuquerque and my sister still lives there. We just returned from the Balloon Festival. Wish I still lived there, but I moved to Dallas many years ago, and it is often true that you can’t go back. (deep sigh!)

    • #4 by annstanleywriting on October 17, 2013 - 8:42 pm

      Hi Rhonda, I am not the only one blogging a novel on the internet. I got the idea from Cass Webb, whose YA novel I’ve been following (http://lifefamilymagic.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/hello-world/). I’d love to have you read Golden Threads from the beginning.

      I lived in Los Alamos and Santa Fe for many years as an adult, and loved it, but I grew up elsewhere – some in the Southwest and some in the Eastern US.

  3. #5 by vozey on October 16, 2013 - 10:05 pm

    You’ve been writing for a long time. I feel like a writer on speed or something. It hasn’t even been a full year and I’ve written 300 pages, with some editing, and I didn’t write for 6 months in the middle. I’ve literally wrote 300 pages in the last 3 months. Yet, I feel like I could do so much more!

    • #6 by annstanleywriting on October 17, 2013 - 8:05 am

      Good luck with your writing, James. I have times when the words pour out, and others when I’m doing more rewriting, which is much slower, than initiating.

  4. #7 by Literary Tiger on August 4, 2012 - 9:37 pm

    It’s Blot Tag, and you’re “IT” Feel free to participate (or not). I enjoy your blog either way! http://literarytiger.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/blog-tag-and-im-it/

    • #8 by annstanleywriting on August 12, 2012 - 5:13 pm

      I appreciate the Tagging and the fact that you enjoy my blog. I’m not sure I’ll get around to passing this on, however. Love your blog, too.

      • #9 by Literary Tiger on August 12, 2012 - 6:26 pm

        Of course, Ann. I quite understand. 🙂 Tag is not for everyone.

      • #10 by Literary Tiger on August 12, 2012 - 6:27 pm

        Apparently, I also don’t know how to spell. Blog tag vs Blot tag.

  5. #11 by Literary Tiger on April 22, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    I enjoy your blog, Ann, so I nominated you for the Liebster Award. 🙂 http://literarytiger.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/something-pretty-the-liebster-and-beautiful-blog-awards/.

    • #12 by annstanleywriting on April 22, 2012 - 4:04 pm

      Thanks, Tiger! How fun. I’m so glad that you enjoy the blogs as I enjoy yours, too. I know that I can find five more blogs to like which are relatively unknown.

  6. #13 by Lance on April 15, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    So glad I found your blog and your excellent writing.

    Thank you for writing on top on my Catwoman and Batman flash fiction. I wrote that two years ago after a bad facebook experience and never imagined it seeing the light of day.

    Can’t believe you liked it and wrote to it. Im honored.


  7. #14 by Michelle on March 24, 2012 - 5:39 pm

    Ann, I’m fascinated to find that there’s still more of you to be fascinated about! I’m excited, too, to find great, cogent writing on another blog here in Bend. Can we keep in touch?

    • #15 by annstanleywriting on March 24, 2012 - 5:47 pm

      Let’s keep in touch for sure, Michelle!

      • #16 by annstanleywriting on April 15, 2012 - 7:15 pm

        Thanks, lance, I thought it a fun concept. I wanted to add another section, but never got around to it. What happens when they finally get together? Perhaps the next writer will let us in on the terrible secret.

  8. #17 by Stephanie Saye on February 15, 2012 - 9:17 pm

    Hello, “Dr. Ann.” Wow, you are one smart lady! Thought I’d drop by your blog and say hello!

    • #18 by annstanleywriting on February 15, 2012 - 9:33 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. I downloaded your book, Little 15, and started reading. I like the first person voice of the girl and the foreshadowing.

      • #19 by Stephanie Saye on February 16, 2012 - 8:23 pm

        Oh fantastic! I was but a channel for Lauren’s story … once I let her take the wheel, the book wrote itself. Let me know how you like it. Blessings!

  9. #20 by Liz Main on November 13, 2011 - 8:35 am

    So glad to find your blog, Ann. You have a lot to say.

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