Nora Roberts has described her work thusly: "Engaging characters, stories that thrill and delight, shivering suspense and captivating romance." 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 both these authors are 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, grandchildren, 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 that can be scaled when an individual is as focused and driven as Ann.
A native of Texas, Ann's postsecondary 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.
Ann has given bestselling workshops at RWA NATIONAL. The titles were So You Want to Write a Romance Novel, Ten Tricks to Get Your Book Back on Track When it Falls Apart ( w/ Annette Broadrick) and Twelve Easy Steps Make a Novel.
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.