Ann Whitaker


Ann Whitaker lives in the heart of Texas with her journalist husband and their adopted poochon, Jackson. She's been writing in one form or another all her life. A reformed high school and college English teacher, she's published poetry, non-fiction, and short fiction in newspapers, literary journals, and magazines. Her fictional characters are often larger than life and sometimes find themselves in absurd situations. Ann's stories almost always have a dog.

Her first novel, Dog Nanny, was a finalist in the 2008 Linda Howard Award of Excellence contest and dubbed a “near perfect book" by Coffee Time Romance & More. When not writing, Ann reads, teaches Jackson new tricks, sings, paints, and plays the guitar.

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Deadline to Desire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,040. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Mahogany Marsh loses a promised promotion, she knows it's time for a change. Her solution: dump her sorry-ass boyfriend and finish that novel—the one with only the first and the last sentence written. But when Mahogany realizes her new boss is perfect hero-fodder for her novel-in-progress, things start to heat up--for her fictional hero and heroine and for Bran and Mahogany.
Dog Nanny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,930. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A romantic comedy set in the Heart of Texas: Doggy do-gooder Julie Shields has one month to save two delinquent poodles from becoming doggies of divorce. A self-proclaimed born-again virgin with a biological clock running out of juice, she also needs to find a husband. When hunky pilot Nick Worthington arrives at the Abilene airport to fly her to Waco, he sends Julie into a tailspin.

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