About


I’m a linguist and computer programmer who has worked at two startups and several consulting gigs on AI-based business intelligence systems, an online strategy game and a semantic search engine. Current interests, besides language itself, include bioinformatics and ontology design. Other loves include dogs, good wine, sailboats and scuba diving. I recently published my first novel, Blind Tasting, a lightly satirical high-tech caper involving Silicon Valley geeks and the wine world. More fiction is in the works. I currently reside in Boston with my husband Paul and dog Gigi.

-A.C. Houston

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3 Responses to About

  1. Pat Indelicato Lansing says:

    Ann,
    This was sent along to me by Chris Eik. I enjoyed reading it and hearing about you from her. It’s been many years since we’ve seen each other but I remember you fondly from school. So glad to see you are enjoying your life.
    Pat

    • achouston says:

      Hi Pat! Great to hear from you! I remember our school days fondly, too — you had a great sense of humor and I recall we always had fun in, was it health class?

  2. M. F. Sullivan says:

    Dear Ann,

    After finding your review of The Martian, I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing my genre-blurring psychedelic novel, THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE. It will be published on March 19th, 2018 by my publishing house, Painted Blind Publishing, in multiple formats, including ebook (.MOBI, .EPUB or .PDF). In hardback, it is 430 pages in length; in paperback, it is 472. As I know it is a concern for many bookbloggers, let me assure you up front that the book has been professionally edited. I would love to send you a copy if you would be interested in reviewing it. However, the book is available on NetGalley, so if you have an account, you can read it right now! The link for that is below.

    The first marketable thought to text device is released for public consumption in 2031. That same year, author Cassius Wagner will have a seizure. At least, that is what the novel says: the novel to which he awakens in fragments one morning after a late night of writing. This novel. Terrified to have a prophetic manuscript unfurling at his heels, his desperation to evade his fate prevents him from considering that his lover and editrix, Katherine Beauvoir, might be wrestling with a destiny of her own. Told in four psychedelic parts which peak with the fable of a sublingual Huntress as she fights to save her King, THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE blurs the speculative fiction and fantasy genres to explore the fabric of literature, and the boundaries of reality.

    Please find below its ISBNs, its NetGalley page, a link to its Goodreads page. It is not yet available for pre-order on Amazon, and is therefore not presently reviewable on their site: however, on the date of the book’s release (March 19th, 2018), I will send you a reminder e-mail with its Amazon page if you would be so kind as to post your review there, as well. Please be sure to see the beautiful cover art by artist, Nuno Moreira, available on the Goodreads page!

    NetGalley Page: http://netgal.ly/sP1D6o

    Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36233534-the-lightning-stenography-device

    Paperback: 978-0-9965395-3-1

    Hardback: 978-0-9965395-1-7

    Ebook: 978-0-9965395-5-5

    My own website is https://delilahmywoman.com/, if you would like more information about myself or my first novel. If you would be interested in reading the book, I will have an ebook copy to you by the end of the week. If you would prefer a print copy, let me know, and I can have a paperback in the mail for you no later than early December. Thank you for your time and consideration!

    Sincerely,

    Magdalene Sullivan
    m.frances.sullivan@gmail.com

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