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Ann Parker earned degrees in Physics and English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, before taking up a career as a science writer. These days, she slings science and technical verbiage for a living during the day and writes fiction at night.

Ann's ancestors include a great-grandfather who was a blacksmith in Leadville, a grandmother who worked at the bindery of Leadville's Herald Democrat newspaper, a grandfather who was a Colorado School of Mines professor, and another grandfather who worked as a gandy dancer on the Colorado railroads. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Historical Novel Society, Women Writing th
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You have until August 15 to enter the Goodreads giveaway of an *uncorrected proof* of WHAT GOLD BUYS.
I swear, I read the draft over until my eyes crossed, but some hilarious goofs still slipped through, such as Inez drawing her "Smooth revolver" from her pocket... Well, yes, that might be a smooth move, but it should read SMOOT revolver. (I just hope I caught all of those.)
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Silver Lies (Silver Rush, #1)

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Iron Ties (Silver Rush, #2)

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Ann Parker Hello Rosemary!
Thank you! I love to hear that readers are "taken away" for a while when they read my books. I consider that the highest compliment! :-)
Here's hoping your mother enjoys the next two as well...


Rosemary Ann, my mother, who is staying with me to recover from hip surgery, absolutely loves Silver Lies! She is enjoying lots of reading time, and I'm enjoying sharing great books with her. Now, it's time to add Iron Ties and Leaden Skies to our home library. Thanks for brightening up Mama's days.


Rosemary Ann, what a delight to see you on Goodreads! I hope we meet up at the HNS conference in June.


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Ann Parker You bet! :-)

Beth wrote: "Hi Ann,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real life!"





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Beth Hi Ann,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real life!


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