Ann Tinkham


Ann Tinkham is a writer based in Boulder, Colorado. She is an anti-social butterfly, pop-culturalist, virtual philosopher, ecstatic dancer, political and java junkie. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Slow Trains, The Adirondack Review, The Citron Review, The Literary Review, Word Riot, and others. Ann’s essay “The Tree of Hearts” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her story “Afraid of the Rain” was nominated for Sundress’s Best of the Net Anthology.

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The Era of Lanterns and Bells
Short-story collection

In The Era of Lanterns and Bells, a lighthouse is haunted by the memory of lighthouse keepers, a train operator is forever changed by a subway suicide, a journalist befriends a homeless virtuoso, an orca trainer believes she’s a whale, an aerialist runs away from the circus, and a Golden Gate Bridge jumper saves lives with fortune cookies. An obese woman is rescued from being a shut-in, a woman discovers that her favorite childhood pond is polluted and cancer-causing, a woman falls in love with a bipolar man in Jamaica, and an arborist writes love letters from trees. These quirky and darkly comic stories entertain while posing essential questions about truth, compassion, and humanity.