A voracious reader as far back as she can remember, Ann did not focus on writing an actual book until she was in her forties. Her background in theater taught her character development and the importance of creating a world that draws in an audience — or a reader. From years spent studying and speaking the words of Euripides, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw, and Miller (among others), she learned how to write dialogue and action that move the story forward. She likes the independence of writing books, compared to acting in or working behind the scenes of plays, mostly because she can stop for caffeine and chocolate whenever she wants.
The first novel she attempted was bought by Kensington Publishing and released as To be Seduced in February 2010. The second, Her Scottish Groom, came out in March 2011. Both books have pages and words and everything, which still thrills and delights her.
Ann is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Heartland Writers Group, the Nebraska Writers’ Guild and the Nebraska Writers’ Workshop. She lives with her husband, youngest daughter and a cat. Her other interests include college football, dance, needlepoint, and cooking. She also enjoys a good rake — the Victorian or Regency kind, not the garden kind. (Unless she stumbles across a rather naughty gentleman in the back yard . This hasn’t happened yet, but she keeps hoping.)