About the Author
Sandra Brown says, "Her name on the cover instantly identifies the book as a good read." It will come as no surprise to readers of women's fiction that they are both speaking about Ann Major.
However, it may surprise her peers to know that writing does not always come easily to Ann. "I love being a romance writer even though writing is very hard work for me as I am not the kind of writer who lives to write. I love my life--my kids, my parents, my cats, my hobbies--just the little rituals of everyday life. These precious experiences give me the energy and the material so that I can write."
These should come not only as words of encouragement to those of us who share this struggle but also as an indicator as to the heights can be scaled when an individual is as focused and driven as Ann.
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 taught school for two years before going on to receive her M.A. in English and Spanish from Texas A & I University.
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 35 books to date for Silhouette Desire, Special Edition, Intimate Moments, and Romance, and consistently tops bestsellerlists.
A founding member of the Romance Writers of America, Ann is also the co-author 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 is an accomplished pianist. She has played for well over 30 years and has studied music at the university level. Fluent in three languages--English, Spanish, and French--Ann calls Corpus Christi, Texas, home--when she is not traveling.