For me, daydreaming came before writing. As a child, I was perfectly content to while away a lazy Saturday afternoon making up stories in my head. My imagination took me on countless adventures. Instead of losing myself in a book, I created my own stories.
In those early days, I preferred daydreams to reading books. In spite of that, I had a few favorites: Nancy Drew, The Boxcar Children, A Wrinkle in Time, The Pink Motel, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
I started writing stories in grade school, discovered my love of reading in junior high, and wrote my first book in high school.
Today I write mature fiction under my nom de plume, Anna J. McIntyre. Under my real name, I write non-fiction and g-rated fiction.
My popular series—Haunting Danielle—is a cozy mystery ghost story. Currently there are 16 books in the series, with the 17th coming out in June 2018.
I live with my husband Don, our Aussie Lady and Spooky the Halloween Cat, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. My 90-year old mother also lives with us, and she is my number one fan.
June 2017 my husband and I celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary. We have four wonderful children (counting our son-in-law and daughter-in-law) and two beautiful grandchildren.