When not writing, Ann Simko works as a registered nurse in a level one trauma center. Her day-job provides a never ending supply of ideas for new stories and helps with all the gory details needed in parts of her work.
She is a small-town girl at heart and still lives near the one she was raised in. Married with two children and an odd assortment of four-legged dependents, life is never dull.
My three novels- FALLEN, THROUGH THE GLASS, and THE COYOTE'S SONG have been picked up by my new publisher, Uncial Press, along with the 4th book in my Coyote Moon Series- BROKEN and my stand alone novel SOCRATES' CHILD.
I have also just published the first book in a new series- DARK CROSSINGS. The first of the DARKING BOOKS, Dark Crossings promises new characters and some surprisingly familiar faces.
Sadly -despite what you see, Center of the Storm and Keeper of the Dream are currently out of print.
I am hard at work on the fifth book in the Coyote Moon series- CROSS ROADS- This one is all about the next generation. Meet 19 year old Michael Ricco Jr, and his seventeen year old sister, Lilly Thomas- Dakota and Maggie's children are joined by Montana's Daughter, Dallas in a cross country journey that changes their lives forever.
Cross and Kale Delancey were born for one purpose; to be studied for their paranormal abilities. When Cross convinces his twin to escape from 'The Department', he is shot. Blinded and separated from Kale, Cross's memories are wiped. He is given a new life. A past in which he believes Kale is dead.
With no memories of his life at the department, this new Cross is safe, he is malleable. He can still be studied without the risk. His entire life is scripted and Kale is threatened with his safety unless he plays nice and does what the Department wants.
Until ten years later, Cross begins to remember. The Department brings him back in and all bets are off. Cross isn't fourteen anymore.
He's pissed and he wants his brother back.
A hot appendix is about the only thing that would get Montana Thomas out of the isolated mountain valley he calls home, especially when his reappearance into the world could endanger the people he loves. All he wants to do is go home. But the weather doesn't cooperate, and the treacherous mountain passes are closed for the winter.
Dr. Jericho Jax lost his wife to an auto crash a year ago. Worse, the medical team that was supposed to save her life failed. Now he has vowed vengeance on them all. One by one he checks names off his list, until he comes to Bisi Sinclair's, the doctor who just saved Montana's life. The woman he is falling in love with.
Montana senses something not quite right about Jericho. When he starts asking questions, arousing Jericho's suspicions, he becomes the next target. In order to get to Bisi, Jericho has to go through Montana. And that may not be as easy as it looks, for Montana will do whatever it takes to protect what is his.
Stands Alone: Yes
Montana Thomas goes in search for a father he never knew and finds the reasons behind his mother’s years of silence.
With his mother recently dead and with not even a name to start with, Montana and his brother Dakota begin a journey to find not only their unknown father, but their culture, and the Indian heritage denied to them from the moment of their births.
Will Montana accept his father and the truth behind his disappearance? Will he be able to accept the truth about himself once his past is revealed? Or will he wish he’d left those secrets buried?
Sometimes deceit is easier to believe than the truth.
Montana Thomas falls asleep with the woman he loves in his arms but wakes next to her bloody corpse. With the murder weapon in his hand and no memory of what happened, he needs his brother to help him sort through the confusion and grief.
But Dakota is three-thousand miles away and deep into government testing.
The stage has been set and all the players are in motion. All the unknown director has to do is sit back and wait for his true objective to be played out. In an expert game of cat and mouse, the Thomas brothers are subject to manipulation that has no equal. The only people they can trust are each other...if they can survive long enough to find the truth inside the maze of misdirection and deceit.
Dr. Dakota Thomas isn’t prepared for the gunshot victim who rolls through his emergency room doors. Michael Ricco looks like a young Marine in a world of trouble, his dog tags, however tell a different story.
How could the military have no record of him? Why was he shot in the back in the middle of the desert, and why were thirteen people murdered to keep his secret? More than that, how could he have a birth date of 1898?
In a world where genetic experimentation pushes the boundaries of what someone would do to live a little longer, the question may be, how many will die in order to keep one person alive?