True – Ann Everett’s new Bluebird Texas Romance Novel

June 22, 2018

Sometimes it takes losing everything…

True Shanahan must be the unluckiest woman in the world. Either that or she’s cursed. After another failed relationship, True leaves Dallas with a broken heart and new attitude. It’s time to walk on the wild side. But when she makes a wrong turn and ends up in Bluebird, Texas, the only man she wants is anything but reckless.

…to find all you’ve ever wanted.

Ritter Malone is the town’s favorite son and has the local hero awards to prove it. Seems he’s always in the right place at the right time. But when he crosses paths with True, his life takes a turn he never sees coming. Her songwriting skills may be questionable, but her ability to turn him inside out is indisputable.

Welcome to Bluebird, Texas.  Where a chance meeting gives two people a chance at love.










Ten things about award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, Ann Everett.


She’s married to her high school sweetheart.

She loves shopping at thrift stores.

She doesn’t remember her first kiss.

She hates talking on the telephone

A really sharp pencil makes her happy.

She secretly wants to get a tattoo.

She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.

She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.

She sucks at math.

Just to add…


Ann’s writing tip –

Author intrusion: She knew. He noticed. She watched.

Most of the time when you use any of these two words to begin a sentence, they can be deleted, and the meaning of the sentence doesn’t change. It becomes more active.


Maggie knew based on Jace’s reputation, he wouldn’t be interested.

In Maggie’s point of view, everything is being told in her voice. Therefore, it’s not necessary to use Maggie knew. That’s the author telling the reader what Maggie knows! It can be written without those two words and get the same point across, and the sentence is stronger without it.

Based on Jace’s reputation, he wouldn’t be interested. We’re not jumping into Jace’s head here because Maggie is making an assumption based on his reputation.

 Same thing with noticed…stronger without it. More punch.

He noticed/watched Marc’s cocky attitude fade.

Change to: Marc’s cocky attitude faded.

Removing he noticed/watched took the sentence from “telling” to “showing.”

Sometimes it’s a matter of style to use knew, noticed, or watched. I doubt readers will put your book down if you use them. I even use them occasionally, but again, don’t overdo it.

I’ll also point out something I’m guilty of… one of many things. Above, I wrote it’s not necessary. Anybody ever told you that when you write it’s not, sounds like it’s snot? Gross!

There’s even a poem about it –

When you’re with your honey

And your nose is runny

You may think it’s funny

But it’s snot!

In editing, I try to change those to it isn’t!!


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