Gifts of Red Pottery: Short Stories of the Heart

Gifts of Red Pottery: Short Stories of the Heart

by Anne Schroeder


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Collected short stories of the heart, written by an award winning author of historical romance and contemporary humor. Character driven stories of the heart that deal with love in its many guises. Many are set in the Central Coast of California. "Grub Line Rider," is a traditional story of a pioneer girl looking for love. "Torch Singer," is about a blues singer disappointed in love, who doesn't need any man to clutter her life. The title story, "Gifts of Red Pottery," follows a reclusive man living in a Paso Robles apartment through the life-changes that happen when a lively young Hispanic girl moves in across the street. "James Dean and the Tree of Eden," is a surprise bonus. Romance of the heart is the best kind. Advance readers say "The reader will carry these stories in her heart long after the last line is read."

Available in Kindle, and paperback through Amazon, Createspace and extended sales channels.

Other Books by Anne Schroeder

The Central Coast Series:
Maria Inés
Cholama Moon
The Caballero's Son (in progress)

Walk the Promise Road (release date 2018)

Ordinary Aphrodite
Branches on the Conejo

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781976467974
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author


A fifth-generation Californian, Anne Schroeder's love of the West was fueled by stories of bandits and hangings. Of her great-grandfather and his neighbors working together to blast the Norwegian Grade in Southern California out of solid rock, of Indian caves and of women who made their own way. She worked her way through Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a variety of odd-jobs that included waitressing at a truck-stop café in Cholame, near the spot where James Dean died. Anne recently served as President of Women Writing the West.

Her short stories and essays have appeared in print and online magazines. She is the recipient of several short story awards. Her novel, Maria Ines, is a current finalist in the Will Rogers Medallian Awards.

Anne lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, Steve, two dogs and several free-range chickens. Visit and

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