Is Anna J. McIntyre in the house?

Alter Ego

My alter ego—Anna J. McIntyre—has been low key these days. It isn’t that I haven’t been writing. I have. But my focus the last two years has been on my Haunting Danielle series, written under my real name, Bobbi Holmes.

I thought it was time I revisit my Anna J. McIntyre page and make some updates—because there have been some changes.

For one thing, the books in my Unlocked Hearts series are no longer exclusive on Amazon. You can now buy the eBooks at iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and of course—Amazon. Go to my Unlocked Heart’s page and you’ll find links by each book for the various vendors.

Another change, the first book in the Unlocked Hearts series, Sundered Hearts, is now free.

I’ve also updated this site—making it easier for you to find books from The Coulson Series at your favorite eBook vendor: Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords , or Barnes & Noble. You’ll find the links on The Coulson Series page.

Happy reading!

Anna J. McIntyre aka Bobbi Holmes

Coulson’s Wife, Stepping Back in Time


Coulson’s Wife was my first attempt at historical fiction. Understanding readers of that genre want historical accuracy, I did my best to deliver a realistic portrayal of that era. Not only did I utilize history books, reliable historical websites and information I’ve gleaned while doing genealogical research on my family – I played back in my head long ago conversations I had with my grandmother.

My Grandma Hilda was a few years older than Mary Ellen Coulson – about the same age as Mary Ellen’s oldest brother.

When sending the book out to beta readers, I tried to find a few that were familiar with that era. In the story Mary Ellen often retreats to her hammock in the garden, to lose herself in a book. One of my betas question that – asking if a young lady of that era would actually use a hammock.

I smiled at the question, because I knew the answer. Yes. I had a photograph of my grandmother – the same timeframe – to illustrate that point.

If you haven’t read the series yet, you can download Coulson’s Wife for free. It is currently available for free at Kobo, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.

As for the photograph with this post –  that’s my Grandma Hilda and Grandpa George.

Coulson’s Wife Free at Kobo

Coulson’s Wife Free at Smashwords

Coulson’s Wife Free at Barnes & Noble