River Blossoms Press. My creative home.
I live here in the spaces 
     (between family, career, and self-care). 
        Publication timelines are flexible. 
    River Blossoms Press flows with life, 
which is ever-changing.
          I wish the same for you. 
        Do what you love in your own time 
               and in your own way.

                           - Ann Garcia

DREAMS OF US

DREAMS OF US

Novel: Romantic Fiction (Mature Audience)

Author: Ann Garcia

Text: Undergoing Final Edits

Cover Design: In Conceptual Phase

Coming: 2022 (or earlier, if all goes well)

Widower Aaron Keller has adjusted to single fatherhood and yearns to give his only son a sibling, but finding the right mix of intelligence, maturity, and appeal in a woman who’d be a nurturing mother to his three-year-old with Down syndrome is bound to be impossible. The thought of his son growing up alone haunts Aaron daily—until the long-lost crush from his youth, Katrina Lopez, shows up on his doorstep.

Thirty-five-year-old Dr. Lopez, an associate professor of psychology, lives an independent and predictable life complete with her own farmhouse and a German Shepherd to keep her safe. All is well—except for her recurring intimate dreams about her childhood crush, Aaron Keller, the boy she swore she’d marry and the man she turned down fifteen years ago. When Katrina pays Aaron a surprise visit in hopes of sating her unexplored attraction, passion sweeps her toward a life-changing realization—something led her to his son, Isaac.

Falling in love too soon stirs emotional ghosts. Katrina, who’s coped with post-traumatic stress disorder since childhood, doesn’t trust Aaron’s motives. And her liberated sexuality, which captivates Aaron, awakens the dark obsessive-compulsive disorder he battled in the aftermath of his wife’s death. Failure to conquer the darkness within will destroy their lifelong dream of being together. And losing each other again, especially when Isaac needs them both, isn’t in their plans.

WORKING TITLE: BLOSSOMS

WORKING TITLE: BLOSSOMS

Photo Book: Poetry & Photography (General Audience)

Author: Ann Garcia

Text: In Progress

Photography: In Progress

Cover Design: Not Yet Begun

Coming: June 2022 (if all goes as planned)

Blossoms (working title) blends Ann Garcia's poetry about nature, self, and love with her macro flower photography. 

WORKING TITLE: TRISOMY

WORKING TITLE: TRISOMY

Chapbook: Poetry & Prose (General Audience)

Author: Ann Garcia

Text: In Progress

Cover Design: Not Yet Begun

Coming: To Be Determined

Trisomy (working title) explores the interplay of fear and anticipation after receiving news that a baby is high risk for special needs. Within Trisomy, Ann Garcia's poetry and prose convey her emotional and cognitive experience, and resultant inner growth, while expecting her child who has Down syndrome.