A native of Texas, Ann's post secondary education is as varied and far-reaching as the woman herself. Ann attended Del Mar College, the University of the Americas in Mexico City and the University of Texas in Austin from which she received a B.A. in English and Spanish. She holds an M.A. in English and Spanish from Texas A & M University in Kingsville, Texas. She has taught both on the secondary and college level and is an experienced speaker.
A model of perseverance, Ann began writing when her first child was born and sold her first novel six years later. "I taught myself how to write without the aid of other writers, writing books or writing courses. It was a very lonely and solitary pursuit." Yet Ann never once considered giving up and, as a testament to her dedication, she has written over 60 books to date for Dell, Silhouette Romance, Special Edition, Intimate Moments, Mira, and Desire, and consistently tops bestseller lists.
A founding member of the Romance Writers of America, Ann is also the coauthor of the article "The Contemporary Light Romance" which has been collected in the book Writing and Selling the Romance Novel.
In addition to her career as a novelist, Ann plays the piano, sails, kayaks, and travels. Ann currently resides in south Texas with her husband.
Ann loves to hear from her readers, so be sure to visit her website and sign her guestbook.