“Each step closer became heavier with a hope he was afraid to embrace. It was a hope he didn’t want to mistake as his future.”
Rosalie’s widower, Aaron Keller, has adjusted to single fatherhood and yearns to give his only son a sibling, but finding the right mix of intelligence, maturity, and appeal in a woman who’d be a nurturing mother to his three-year-old with Down syndrome is bound to be impossible. The thought of his son growing up alone haunts Aaron daily—until the long-lost crush from his youth, Katrina Lopez, shows up on his doorstep.
Audience: Mature (erotic content)
Ann Garcia has a Ph.D. in psychology and a creative drive that never rests. Her poetry and fiction, which are highly introspective and evocative, primarily explore nature, self, and love. She draws inspiration from waters and woodlands within the Great Lakes region of the USA and her life as a wife/artist/mother/scientist.
Ann is the author of Fantastical for Real (prose poetry) and Love Me Like October (poetry and photography). She is a contributor in publications by Humana Obscura, Sunday Mornings At The River, and The First Line Poets Project, among others. Her poetic writing style flows into her fiction. Rosalie’s Apple Tree is her first novel.
Ann is an active artist on Instagram where she shares her photography, poetry, and her newfound creative outlets, watercolor and digital art. Find her on Instagram @solaceinraindrops or in the nearest garden where she’s bound to be taking photos of blooms, bees, or slime mold while holding off two corgis and trying not to hear her kids yelling, “Mom!”
Love Me Like October
“He’d been invited to dance with a poet, but his mind slipped through her words and scattered across the floor.
While their music played, she knelt to pick up his pieces and then strung them into a necklace she’d wear forevermore.”
Within her second poetry chapbook, Love Me Like October, Ann Garcia’s sensual words and nature photography weave themselves into a guide about how to love.
Fantastical for Real
Fantastical for Real invites you to escape adulthood, think outside life’s box, and join Ann Garcia on a (self) love journey via her unique brand of prose poetry. Inspired by a metaphysical connection that resulted in significant inner growth, Fantastical for Real weaves appreciation for nature into Ann’s concept of the creative’s self, the creative’s soul mate, and the potential found inside where hopes and disappointments play tug-of-war while the soul plans its triumph.
River Blossoms Press is my publishing house, which I founded for artistic expression.
river · ever-flowing life
blossoms · art that grows within
This house neither rushes nor expects and it grows in its own time. Just like my life.
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