Anne Marie Winston is a native of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and former teacher. She began reading romances a long, long time ago and still can’t believe someone will actually pay her to read and write them!
Always a book lover, Anne Marie didn’t begin writing her first romance novel until 1989 when she was at home with two babies, too many nappies, and too much time to consider insane, risky career moves. She sold her first book, Best Kept Secrets, to Silhouette Desire in 1991 and now she has many more books of her own than babies (a good thing, too!).
Anne Marie has received various awards from the romance writing industry. Both Substitute Wife and The Pregnant Princess have topped retail bestseller lists and several of her books have made USA Today’s extended bestseller list. Her next three books are set in the Badlands of South Dakota.
Anne Marie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Novelists, Inc. She is also a member of Washington Romance Writers, where she has twice served as both vice-president and retreat chairman.
She also has been a featured speaker at Romance Writers of America national conferences in addition to many organizations outside the industry. In 1998, she represented contemporary series romance fiction at a Smithsonian Institute Writing Seminar.
Anne Marie and her family share their rural home with a houseful of four-legged friends. Her hobbies include figure-skating, amateur theatre and dance, working in her gardens, scrapbooking, canine rescue, and inhaling as much chocolate as humanly possible.
She cooks only when she absolutely cannot avoid it and spends large quantities of time chauffeuring children to extra-curricular activities.
You can learn more about Anne Marie on her web site at: www.annemariewinston.com or write to her at P.O. Box 302, Zullinger, PA 17272.
Sarah's Child by Linda Howard
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Author Writing Tip:
"I would advise the writer striving for publication to persevere. Too many talented people quit after one or two rejections. Also, learn, learn, learn about the craft and mechanics of writing."
Author Romantic Tip:
This author would have liked to be a dancer - if she hadn't been writer . . .