EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
The Pawnshop Computer
Written and Illustrated
Anna Marie Burk
5.5" x 8"
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The pawnshop was a mysterious place with an equally mysterious
salesman. When Georgia asked his name, he answered, “Gabriel. You
know, like the archangel,” and laughed at his quip.
Georgia thought that with his pointy goatee and eyebrows curling up
toward his visor, Gabriel certainly looked the opposite of an angel.
Georgia saved her story to the computer’s hard drive, strange things
began to happen that caused major changes in her life. Were those
changes for the better?
salesman an emissary of good or an envoy of evil? What had he
really sold her?
About the Author
Anna Marie Burk
Anna Marie moved to Arizona with her
family when she was eight years old.
“I’d seen only concrete in New York
City, so I was fascinated with our big backyard of Arizona dirt. I
sat out there and made mud pies for hours, letting them bake in the
hot desert sun. I didn’t eat any of my beautiful pies but must
confess I did try to tempt my little brother into taking a bite. He
was only five, but he knew better than to listen to anything I
“We didn’t have a lot of money for
toys or games, so we learned to use our imaginations. Our neighbor
worked for a company that manufactured evaporative coolers, and he
brought home large, discarded but clean cardboard boxes. Pencils
and crayons soon changed these simple boxes into vessels that
transported us to lands where dreams become real.
“Now I use my imagination, honed
years ago, to write fairytales for children, and fantasy, romance,
science fiction for upper teens and adults.”