Snakes . . . It had to be snakes

September 23rd, 2009 Posted in Featured, Stef Ann Holm Blog by Stef Ann

Remember Harrison Ford’s famous line in Indiana Jones ”I hate snakes.”  Yeah, well I second that.  We live on property with a pond and while it’s very pretty here, it comes with critters I don’t care to have around.  My Yorkie, Cocoa, loves to hunt snakes.  The garter snakes that are lured here by our half-acre pond.  I always know when Cocoa has found snakes.  She barks like a crazy dog and attacks.  I looked up garter snakes today and they can be poisonous to small animals.  Cocoa, I hope you’re listening.  Stay away from the snakes.


 Usually I leave the demise of the snakes to my better half.   He was at work so I did it myself.  I’ve always been a coward, but today when I saw that fork-tongued icky thing lunging at my Yorkie, I sliced that sucker in two.  I found his buddy underneath our patio chaise lounge.  And while he somewhat got away, he’s going to turn around and find out his butt is missing. 

Ugh and shudder.  I hate snakes!

  1. Loretta says:

    oh wow… I’m with you!!!!
    but I’m a city girl, so I don’t have to deal with them.
    bet I’ll have a dream about them tonight though.

  2. Eralee Hardin says:

    My book club sent me your book, All That You are, so I looked you up on the internet. I wonder if you could indicate on your site when a book is part of a series, trilogy, etc. I usually avoid any book like that because I have a hard time getting the set. However, when I like a book as much as I did this one, I would like the opportunity to read the rest of them. Thank you.

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  4. Stef Ann says:


    Thanks for the post! That’s pretty cool.

  5. Stef Ann says:


    I don’t often write series or continuing books. I’ve only done it twice in 25 books. The first were my historical “H” series books:


    And recently with my contemporary series about the Moretti Family.

    All The Right Angles
    All That Matters
    All That You Are

    Hope this helps!

  6. Stef Ann says:

    I have gone to battle with the snakes. I used to be afraid of them, but ever since I read that even a garter snake’s bite can make a little dog feel sick, I have no qualms now about whacking the heads off the snakes who have the nerve to show up close to the house. Ugh–it’s still gross to whack them though.

  7. Nancy says:


    HEY, the new Boise diet plan… I wish I could turn around and find MY butt missing….

    Can not even IMAGINE whacking a snake (visions of the Sapranos) I have a hard enuf time with spiders