Ann Christopher has been in love with love stories since the fifth grade, when she read Patricia Clapp’s Jane-Emily—or maybe it was sixth grade, when she read Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. At any rate, she grew up, went to law school, where she met her husband, and worked as an attorney for six years, handling more divorces than she cares to remember. She “retired” in 2000, before the birth of her second child, to stay home full-time, not realizing that being a lawyer was the easier job.
Around 2001-ish, after reading Stephen King’s wonderful On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, which she recommends to all fledgling writers, she began to indulge her passion for love stories and playing with words. After paying her dues with rejections, the contest circuit, and more revisions than she cares to remember, she sold her second completed novel, Trouble, to Kensington in 2005.
Since then, she’s published seven additional novels, two novellas, and two e-reads, and is a multiple Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice finalist, winning the 2007 award for Best Kimani Romance for her first Harlequin novel, Just About Sex.
All in all, Ann is much happier focusing on the beginnings of love affairs rather than the endings. She lives in Cincinnati and spends her time with her family, which includes two demanding rescue cats, Sadie and Savannah, and a rescue hound, Sheldon, who enthusiastically keeps the yard free of squirrels and other vermin.
If you’d like to recommend a great book (romance or narrative non-fiction, particularly true crime), share a recipe for homemade cake of any kind, or have a tip for getting your children to do what you say the first time you say it, Ann would love to hear from you through her Contact page.
Praise for Ann Christopher and Her Books
"It has everything, it's fast paced, emotional and hot as fire! I couldn't stop reading! I needed to know what happened..."
"A sensual romance with sparkling characters...An overall fantastic read!"
"Ann Christopher's TROUBLE delivers a scorching, chain-reaction of relationship chemistry that leaves readers breathless!"
"TROUBLE is smart and hip - a fun and entertaining contemporary romance."
"Christopher has a gift for storytelling..."
"An excellent read! Hot! Emotionally charged! Simply wonderful! A must read!"
"Ann Christopher weaves heartbreaking tragedy with the unfailing power of the bonds of love, in this unforgettable tale of family, forgiveness and true love. These are characters to laugh with and cry with as they struggle with loss and hope. You'll cherish their 'happily ever after' like it was your own!"
“[A] brilliant and tasteful novel about love, tragedy, heartbreak and forgiveness. The author delves deep into her characters, and this touching story will have readers looking into themselves and reexamining the way they react to those around them."
"RISK packs an emotional punch!"
“RISK is a true triumph of story telling … an arresting read that gripped me from the first passionate encounter and didn't let me go.”
"TOP PICK! JUST ABOUT SEX is an exceptional story! Ann Christopher uses comedy to smooth over what could be uncomfortable topics. Her characters are colorful, well rounded and often inspirational…"
"TOP PICK! Tender Secrets is a riveting story of family drama, betrayal and revenge. Well-written with fascinating characters, situations and a spellbinding mystery, Ann Christopher’s book displays her awesome storytelling ability."
"[A] gem of a must-buy of a romance … TENDER SECRETS is nearly unbearably sensually arousing; the love scenes are relentless in their blending of intimacy, developing commitment and raw sensuality."
“TOP PICK! The heroine’s turmoil in dealing with a secret from her past and her love for her best friend is so intense it may well bring you to tears.”
“TOP PICK! Scorching-hot love scenes, an intimate look at the campaign press, the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s and the fishbowl existence of a political figure make this story a keeper!”?
“TOP PICK! Christopher takes a seemingly unredeemable rascal and transforms him into a hero readers will cheer for. Sometimes heart wrenching, this story of redemption is masterfully done.
“[Christopher is] a talented author of novels that are down-to-earth, funny, always emotionally fulfilling, and damned sexy.”
"Christopher gets it right every time. Emotional, page-turning reads and characters that stay with you long after you close the book."
"Ann Christopher's gift with words will leave you captivated and breathless."