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.
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
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.