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Ann Hazelwood Books In Order

Publication Order of Colebridge Community Books

The Basement Quilt (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Potting Shed Quilt (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Funeral Parlor Quilt (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jane Austen Quilt Club (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghostly Quilts on Main (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quilted Lilies (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Colebridge Quilted Christmas (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of East Perry County Books

The Forgiving Quilt (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Josephine's Guest House Quilt (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quilt the Town Christmas (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everlasting Quilts (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Church Ladies Quilts (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Coming from Missouri in America, the author Ann Hazelwood has been writing for a number of years now with a variety of fiction and non-fiction works written in her name. Writing both series and standalone works, she has a background in quilting, something which she continues to lecture and write on. Creating cozy mystery novels, many of her stories also feature quilts and quilting, as it’s something that’s close to her heart.

Early and Personal Life

Born and raised in America, the author to be Ann Hazelwood grew up with a lifelong affinity for both reading and writing, along with quilting as well. She was also always keenly interested in gardening, something which would also come to shape her career in the following years to come. Writing extensively on these subjects throughout the years, she would continue to come back to them and time-and-time again on numerous occasions.

Dedicating herself to these pursuits over the course of her life she would come to learn an enormous amount on them. This would, in turn, influence and inspire her writing, giving her material and subject matter to both inspire and inform her. It would also allow her to create a very specific niche for herself, one which would quickly find an enormous following over time.

Working as a quilt shop owner for a number of years as well, she would immerse herself in the craft learning as much as she possibly could about it. It was in 1979 that she started ‘Patches’, followed by the ‘Patches Button Shoppe’ in 1979 and the ‘Patches Craft Center’ in 1984. Later in 2008 she went on to sell Patches, as she went about focusing entirely on writing as well as travelling full-time.

Still writing to this very day, she continues to put out work at a regular pace, whilst maintaining a public presence both online and off. Living in St. Charles in Missouri, in America, she lives with her husband, two sons and two step-sons, as well as continuing to write about travel too. This is something that’s expected to continue on into the foreseeable future for some time to come, as more and more discover her work every day.

Writing Career

Bringing out her first fiction novel in 2012 she made her debut onto the literary scene with the novel ‘The Basement Quilt’. This was also also to be the first in her ongoing series of novels titled the ‘Colebridge Community Series’, which has massively grown in popularity since then. Prior to this she wrote non-fiction titles largely related to travel both in and around Missouri and quilting guidebooks, the first of which she published back in 2005 with the release of ‘100 Things to Do In and Around Historic St. Charles’.

Consisting of over seven books and counting, the ‘Colebridge Community Series’ is one that’s been running for some time now. Working around a quilting community, they largely solve mysteries, whilst developing together as a local community. Following on in a similar vein to this is that of her ‘East Perry County’ series, which consists of five titles in total so far and counting.

A major figure of standing within the quilting community, she is highly regarded on a national level to the field and to the craft. Writing about it extensively, she has worked over the years to bring it to national attention as an art-form and as a craft. This has lead to her being made president of the ‘National Quilt Museum Board’, a position with some influence prestige.

Bringing it to a wider audience through her lectures, along with attending various events, she is well known for her many contributions to the field. Not only that, but she also holds a number of readings regarding her own work as well, ones which draw the attention of numerous fans nationwide. All of this alongside her travel writing, which mainly concerns Missouri, means she is one of the most versatile authors currently working in the United States to date.

Continuing to write she also lectures regularly, whilst remaining a key figure within the quilting community. Having founded the ‘Wee Writer’s Group’ she is also currently president of the ‘National Quilt Museum Board’ as well. Not showing signs of stopping anytime soon either, her writing career grows from strength-to-strength, something which will continue for some time to come yet.

The Jane Austen Quilt Club

Initially brought out through the ‘American Quilter’s Society’ this was first released on the 21st of January in 2014. Marking the fourth title in the ongoing ‘Colebridge Community Series’ of novels, it continues directly on from where the last left off, providing another mystery for everyone to solve. Whilst it provides more of the same style of action as before, with a number of character and story arc developments for fans, it also offers some twists and turns of its own along the way.

Already being familiar with the leading protagonist of Anne Brown and her friends and family, it takes the readers on another adventure and mystery. This time their creating a large Jane Austen based masterpiece of a quilt, one that’s set to reflect each member’s personality through a moment of theirs. The only issue is that when it’s all set to be taken to a large show, another one is sent instead, leaving a mystery behind of how this came to be. Will they be able to find out what happened to the original quilt? Why was a different one sent instead? Who is behind the mystery of the Jane Austen Quilt Club?

Quilt the Town Christmas

Originally released on the 16th of November in 2016, this book was once again brought out through the ‘American Quilter’s Society’ publishing label. Setting up the third title in the ‘East Perry County Series’ of books, it once again tells the story of a cozy close-knit community coming together. This time, though, it’s more concentrated on the characters, as seen through this slice of life portrayal of their world.

Now an innkeeper it starts with Kate Meyr as its central protagonist, as she finds herself in Borna in Missouri settling into her new life. With Thanksgiving arriving along with Christmas, there’s plenty of family and friends set to stay in the guest house, including Jack and Aunt Mandy. Finding themselves with some life-changing decisions to make, they soon find themselves within a feud, as there are those that aren’t so pleased to see Kate. Who is causing damage to the property? Can Kate smooth things over? What will become of them all when they quilt the town Christmas?

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