by Elizabeth Lowell I loved the idea so much I once used it for a book title. I’d insert a shameless plug here, but this blog is supposed to talk about my newest novel, Perfect Touch. While this latest romantic suspense has plenty of the action and thrills I love to write, it also deals… Read More
Individually and with co-author/husband Evan, Ann Maxwell
has written seventy novels and one work of non-fiction.
There are 30 million copies of these books in print, as well
as reprints in 30 foreign languages. These novels range from
science fiction to historical fiction, from romance to
mystery to suspense.
Writing as Ann Maxwell, she began her career in 1975 with a
science fiction novel, Change. Since then, seven of
her nine science fiction novels have been recommended for
the Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Award; A
Dead God Dancing was nominated for what was then-called
TABA (The American Book Award).
In 1976 Ann and Evan (as A. E. Maxwell) collaborated with a
Norwegian hunter and photographer, Ivar Ruud, on The
Year-Long Day, a nonfiction work about Ruud’s
life as a trapper and hunter in the Arctic Circle. The book
was later condensed in Reader’s Digest and published
in four foreign editions and three book club editions. In
1985, Just Another Day in Paradise, was published
by Doubleday. It was the first of eight A. E. Maxwell crime
novels, featuring couple Fiddler and Fiora faced with
mysteries in the shade of sunny southern California. The
second book, The Frog and the Scorpion, received a
creative writing award from the University of California.
The fourth book in the series, Just Enough Light to
Kill, was named by Time Magazine as one of the
best crime novels of 1988.
Ann and Evan (writing as Ann Maxwell) have published four
suspense novels, the most recent of which is Shadow and
Silk. These novels appeared on nation-wide bestseller
lists and are considered groundbreaking in the field of
romantic suspense, which she helped innovate.
In 1982, Ann began publishing romance novels as Elizabeth
Lowell. Under that name she has received numerous
professional awards in the romance field, including a
Lifetime Achievement award from the Romance Writers of
America in 1994. She has written both contemporary and
historical romances as well as western romance.
Since July of 1992, she has had more than thirty novels on
the New York Times bestseller list, as well as
other national and international bestseller lists. The
series of novels featuring the unforgettable Donovan
family—Amber Beach, Jade Island,
Pearl Cove and Midnight in Ruby Bayou have
won acclaim as some of her best romance novels.
Her most recent romantic suspense is Night Diver.
Her newest romance novel is Perfect Touch.
It’s that time of year when many of us are on the road or in the air headed to beloved or exotic locales. But whether you have a ticket to ride, or will spend summer in your own backyard, chances are a good book will be part of your vacation. And if books are part… Read More
by Jaycie Cash October can be scary, but don’t worry there are plenty of great books for you to enjoy this month. Check out these great reads being released by Writerspace Top Shelf Authors: Perfect Timing “A Harrigan Family Novel” By Catherine Anderson Mass Market Paperback and eBook Published by Signet Released Sept. 30, 2014,… Read More
By Jaycie Cash School is back in session and we’re heading full steam towards fall. While not fill all 30 days of September with some great reads by Writerspace Top Shelf Authors, like: The Homecoming A Thunder Point Novel #6 By Robyn Carr Mass Market Paperback and eBook Published by MIRA Released August 26, 2014… Read More
Usually picking a favorite scene in a book is like picking my favorite chocolate from one of those Valentine’s Day boxes—I like them all! I have a ton of scenes that I love in This Year’s Black. There’s the makeover. Sex in a tent (trust me, it’s better than it sounds). The won’t-give-an-inch flirting/bickering. But… Read More
Like most writers, I also had a day job, because one does acquire a certain taste for the luxuries of life, such as shelter and food. I wound up, largely by chance, as a college professor, reading specialist type, working with teachers. So, at the ripe old age of thirty, I looked up to find… Read More
I had a friend suggest that maybe writers were drawn to the time period where they have the most memorable past lives. If this is the case, clearly I had a blast during my time as a medieval lady because I can’t seem to get enough of the time period. Some people look at the… Read More
A short video I saw a few minutes ago on msn.com provided info from a study about what makes people immediately likeable. You know, that all-important first impression that takes place within the first one-tenth of a second of encountering someone. I was surprised by the results. According to the video, the part of our… Read More
When I wrote The Protectors Series (Dangerous Pursuit, Dangerous Interlude and Dangerous Paradise), I wanted to showcase places I had been to in a story. I love traveling and using tidbits I’ve learned in my travels. In Dangerous Pursuit, my husband and I visited several different jungles so I could experience what it felt like… Read More
In THE APPLE ORCHARD, Tess, an art provenance expert, keeps her handwritten notes in the freezer. Our dashing hero, Dominic, discovers this habit of hers (along with her other less-than-attractive habits, such as drying her undies by draping them over lampshades, and subsisting on Red Bull and microwave burritos, when he visits her apartment. I… Read More
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Writing in Multiple Genres
by Linda O. Johnston I’ve been talking a lot lately about writing in multiple genres and thought I’d do so here, too. I had a blog posted about it at another site, plus I talked about it at the Santa Clarita Romance Authors meeting last weekend. Why talk about it? Because I do it! I’ve… Read More