Are you looking for Anne Mateer? Guess what? You are in the right place! When I received my first publishing contract in 2010, my publisher asked me to tweak my name. So I did. To avoid confusion, I used Anne not only for my books but also in all of my writing and online life. I now have the opportunity to re-release my previously published book under my given name–and to use my real name on new projects. This has made me so happy! So whether you arrived seeking Anne or D’Ann, I’m glad you are here!
While I have been reading and writing for almost my whole life–and editing others for the past 15 years–these are things I do, not who I am. At the core, I am a woman trying to live her life in a manner pleasing to Jesus. Over the years, He has taken an insecure, fearful, sometimes angry girl and has turned her into a more trusting, peaceful, grace-filled woman. I want that woman to be clearly visible online, in person, and in the books I write.
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Guideposts’ Secrets From Grandma’s Attic series: When Pearl Allen passes away the day after her 100th birthday, her granddaughter, Tracy, finds a worn, marked-up King James Bible and a trove of journals and scrapbooks in her cedar chest. These volumes record the joys and tragedies of life, beginning with Pearl’s Depression-era childhood. The diaries reveal the story of five generations of Tracy’s large family in poverty and wealth, sickness and health, sadness and joy.
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I teach two online classes each year, one on writing historical fiction, one on historical research. Both classes are taught in affiliation with Margie Lawson’s Writers Academy.
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