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.
A native of Nebraska, Ann enjoys visiting with her grown children and traveling with her husband.
Husker football, needlepoint, Victorian and Regency rakes, cat-petting, reading history books, and travels both imaginary and real.