About Ann

Ann lives in the beautiful Northern Arizona mountains with her clever husband, charming kids, and an incredibly sassy cat. After many years and several colleges, she managed to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington.

Her books are mixed-genre mysteries full of mayhem and fun, romance and comedy, and whatever else feels right. Sisters in Crime was kind enough to let her join their membership years ago. In addition, she’s been a member of Romance Writers of America for so many moons that she’s lost count.

Ann has written a bunch of contemporary, award-winning novels in multiple series full of quirky characters with whom she loves to spend time as much as reality allows. Right now, while you’re reading this, she’s probably frolicking around in another story.

While her reading preferences range from adventure to horror to mystery, ever since she tried on her first training bra, she has loved a good mix of romance, too.

When she’s not dabbling in fiction, she’s penning writing-themed articles or standing on her workshop soapbox, sharing what she has learned over the years about the writing craft and self-promotion.

If you have any specific questions for Ann, or just feel chatty, don’t hesitate to drop an email at reader@anncharles.com. She loves getting mail!

Awards
  • Suspense Magazine Best of 2016

    Suspense
    Magazine
    Best of 2016

  • USA TODAY BestSelling Author

    USA TODAY
    Bestselling
    Author

  • Chanticleer Paranormal Awards Grand Prize Winner 2015

    Chanticleer Paranormal
    Awards Grand Prize
    Winner 2015

  • Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author

    Amazon Top
    100 Bestselling
    Author

  • Suspense Magazine Best of 2015

    Suspense
    Magazine
    Best of 2015

  • Suspense Magazine Best of 2012

    Suspense
    Magazine
    Best of 2012

  • Daphne du Maurier Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

    Daphne du Maurier
    Excellence in
    Mystery/Suspense

  • Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling Author

    Barnes & Noble
    Top 100 Bestselling
    Author

  • Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Award

    Romance Writers
    of America Golden
    Heart® Award