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JoAnn Ross

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New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross has written over a hundred novels for a bunch of publishers. Two of her titles have been excerpted in Cosmo and her books have also been published by the Doubleday, Rhapsody, Literary Guild, and Mystery Guild book clubs.

A member of the Romance Writers of America's Honor Roll of best-selling authors, she's won several awards, including Romantic Times's Career Achievement Awards in both category and contemporary single title.

Currently writing a new Honeymoon Harbor series for HQN set on the Washington peninsula, that will launch in April, 2018, JoAnn lives with her husband (her high school sweetheart, who proposed at the sea wall where her Shelter Bay books are set), in the Pacific Northwest.

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JoAnn Ross Read, read, read! Write, write, write. Study your craft. Then read and write some more. Write something every day, Never write in a genre you don't…moreRead, read, read! Write, write, write. Study your craft. Then read and write some more. Write something every day, Never write in a genre you don't read and love just because it may be a trend and you hope to make big $$$ because readers can spot insincerity.

Never give up and keep in mind W. Sommersett Maugham's excellent and true advice: "There are only three rules to writing a novel; unfortunately no one knows what they are."
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JoAnn Ross Years and years ago, my husband and I divorced after nine years of marriage. Athough he visited our son often, we were living in different states. Two…moreYears and years ago, my husband and I divorced after nine years of marriage. Athough he visited our son often, we were living in different states. Two years later, he came back to town for good and went all out to win me back. Since I'd never really fallen out of love with him and he'd been -- and still is -- my best friend, he succeeded. Which is one reason I love writing reunion stories. Because we're a living romance novel meme. :)

Also, by starting Briarwood Cottage (which will be out in September), in Shelter Bay, then moving it to Shelter Bay's sister city, Castlelough, not only was I able to link two of my series, but it also let me set the story in our two favorite places in the world: the Oregon Coast and Ireland. (less)
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Throwback Thursday: Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane is a reunion romance, which is one of my favorite tropes to write, partly because I’ve lived one, This was back in the ‘70s when hubs & I had just begun dating after being divorced for two yrs. (And we weren’t living in the same state, so it was a long-distance relationship.) He was in charge of putting on a national convention for an insuranc...

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“... you're never alone if you've got a book for company.”
JoAnn Ross, River's Bend

“Because he was male, and to please himself, he took a slow, masculine appraisal: from the top of her head down to those unbelievably ugly black cop shoes. Then back up again. And really found himself really wishing she’d gotten doughnut-dumpy.”
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