the opportunity to chat with a very funny and interesting author who
took time out of her schedule to answer a few questions for us, s
without further delay let’s hear from...
Tell us a little about what makes Ann…Ann.
I’m hoping some of these interviews will
help me figure that out! Seriously. I need help here, people.
What are some of your favorites…foods, authors, books, movies,
music, and anything else that you want to share?
Beer, pizza, ice cream, romcoms and
rock-and-roll. And actually, most of the time in that order.
Umm…it sounds like you had a very interesting
childhood…talking walls, coffins, and jet fuel.
You don’t know the half of it.
Any other interesting childhood stories?
You mean like the time I was chased
through the streets of Jerusalem by a pack of lovelorn Palestinians?
Or when my sister and I stayed in a brothel in Bangkok? Then there
was the vampire under the bed…
All true, by the way.
I had to ask as this actually made me laugh out loud when I
was reading it.
That comment made my day!
Humor seems to be very important to you. Do you find that
laughter is the best medicine?
Not only is it medicine, to me laughter
is sexy. Almost better than sex, in fact, or at least right up
there. Is that kinda weird – to think I’m turned on not by love
scenes, but by the humorous ones? Not sure I want the answer to
Traveling has played a part in your life since childhood. Do
you have a favorite place to travel?
I’m a junkie for just about anywhere in
Europe, but particularly England and Switzerland. The years have
taught me that the reason is basically because of the light there.
Every city I love is at the same latitude. I seem to be biologically
programmed for northern light. My sister, however, loves southern
light. I think everyone needs to find out what they’re programmed to
be happy with and go for it!
Any place that you would really like to visit that you have
not gotten a chance to see?
I’d like to go to Prague and Brussels.
Prague because it emerged relatively unscathed from the WWII
bombings, and Brussels because my father loved it.
You write in several different genres. Do you find that you
enjoy one more than the other and if so why?
I’ve loved the paranormals because of
the creative freedom and the power – you can twist anything to suit
you! But I think my heart is still in the contemporary because of
the hope they bring, the fairy-tales-can-come-true aspect.
Are you a romantic at heart and have you found that one
special person just for you?
Definitely. I romanticize everything and
have to constantly remind myself to live in reality – not that I
want to all the time. Hey, denial has a place!
I’m still looking for that person!
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Don’t rush the story. Surround yourself
with other writers. Persevere. Believe.
What is the perfect writing environment for you? Do you need
quiet or can you write just about anywhere?
I prefer complete silence. The inside of
my head is loud enough! But I’m certainly able to tune out and get
engrossed in the story when forced.
If you could bring one of your characters to life, who would
it be and why?
Well, it used to be Arnie Simpson. I’d
hate to think he’s not alive and freaking out somewhere on this
earth. But now I’m fascinated with Anthros in A Lick and A Promise.
What could be better than a sexy, alpha alien? He has a hard time
understanding humans, but he’s open to learning. Also, he screws up.
A lot. He’s an endearing guy!
How do your stories come to you, slowly, page by page or do
you know the whole story before you begin?
Most of my stories go page by page. My
mind speaks in symbols and I have to wait for them to link up and
form what I call my “illuminated path”. It can be frustratingly
slow, but I’ve learned to deal with it and trust it.
Do you enjoy hearing from your readers and what is the best
way to contact you?
I live for it! You can email me at
What would a perfect day for Ann involve?
A salmon colored sunrise over the
rain-slick cobblestone streets of a medieval village, lunch in a
cozy pub, and a lakeside beer in the evening. With lots of good
conversation in between!
Is your family supportive of your writing and do they read
Yes, they do! So do my friends and
co-workers. I’m fortunate to have many people in my life who are
extremely supportive, and who get a huge kick out of what I do.
Although when my daughter’s teenaged friends chase her around the
bookstore while reading my books out loud, I do worry about her
future mental health.
Is there anything else that you would to share with us?
I have some Dove dark chocolate sitting
on my desk right now…