Love and life lessons, fiction with a heart, the fiction of Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, also writing historical fiction as Patrice Wayne. Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri but has long made her home in the southwest corner of Missouri, in the Ozarks. She is currently a staff writer and reporter for The Neosho Daily News. She has written more than two dozen full-length novels, numerous novellas, and many short stories that have appeared in many places. Her weekly column, A Writer's View, appears on Tuesdays in the pages of the Neosho Daily News. Her non-fiction have prose have appeared in Chicken Soup For The Soul, Classic Christmas, True Real Estate Stories, as well as many anthologies. Lee Ann lives in what passes for the suburbs in a small town and shares life with husband Roy, two grown daughters, a son in high school and a very spoiled Jack Russell terrier.