Ann Charles


Ann Charles is an award-winning author who writes romantic mysteries that are splashed with humor. She recently won the 2010 Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. A member of Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and Romance Writers of America for many moons, she has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington. She is currently toiling away on her next book while her agent works on selling her manuscripts. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is penning writing-related articles or standing on her workshop soapbox, sharing what she has learned over the years about the craft and self-promotion. Visit her at, or read her weekly mom-related antics at

You can also find her at, where she and over two dozen other authors, reviewers, and PR consultants have joined together to teach and share (and learn from each other) all sorts of great information about promotion for both unpublished and published authors.

She lives near Seattle with her clever husband, charming children, and one incredibly sassy cat.


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Smashwords book reviews by Ann Charles

  • The Writer on Oct. 17, 2011

    What a great concept! I love the whole idea of a manuscript that details and solves a terrible unsolved crime being left on George's front porch, and him having to get it published or risk ruin or worse. George is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn't. This makes for excellent conflict right out of the gate. The Writer is an interesting novel full of exciting twists and turns and slams. I was hooked in Chapter 1 and raced through it to see how George ended up on the final page. It's definitely worth the time to read this unique, fast-paced thriller.