All About Long Tall Ruby

Anne Marie discovered a passion for understanding people (and her characters!) early in life, which translated into a lifelong pursuit of knowledge in biology, psychology, counseling, and writing. She writes the Mindhunters series and is known for writing chilling villains and dark psychological romantic suspense. Find out more and sign up for her newsletter at

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Anne Marie's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Long Tall Ruby

GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)

Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Single Title Romance

Started Writing:

Day Job:
Multi-tasker! (Mother, wife, housekeeper, & writer)

For Fun:
Reading and playing around on the computer.

Blog Posts from Anne Marie

A Writer’s Struggles

It could happen to any of us. In fact, I’m certain it’s happened to a number of us. This year, it happened to me. I won’t say “writer’s block,” because that’s not quite right. It was a sense of disillusionment, I guess. A crisis of faith (that the stories wouldn’t come to me anymore). A frustration […]

Business Plans for Writers

(The bulk of this post was first published on the Not Your Usual Suspects blog on August 1, 2016.) Most writers long to spend their time writing, not thinking about the business side of, well, the business. But in this day and age, spending all of our time dreaming up worlds and characters isn’t an […]


At first, I was reluctant to write about this topic during the Winter Writing Festival, when so many people are motivated and rocketing toward the finish line to meet their goals. However, burnout is something that hits many creative people (right where it hurts!) at the most inconvenient times—not that it’s ever convenient to be mentally exhausted—and […]

2016 Ruby Winter Writing Festival Check-in Monday #5

Welcome to the Week 5 check-in! We’ve reached the point in the marathon where we may be starting to fatigue, wanting to give up because our original goals may seem unattainable. However, there’s still time to succeed! That second wind—that runner’s (writer’s?) high—is just around the corner. Don’t give up!! If you’re keeping up and hitting your […]

Fangirl Friday

The Rubies are proud to share some awesome discounted books as well as some upcoming new ones (now available for preorder): I WISH (I Wish #1) by Elizabeth Langston Discounted to 2.99! What she needs is a miracle. What she gets is a genie with rules. Lacey Linden is hiding the truth of her life—a depressed […]

Fangirl Friday

With summer coming to a close (yikes!), some of us are already looking ahead to the holidays (double yikes!). Here’s a Ruby release that’s up for preorder that’s sure to warm your bed on those cold nights… A WRONG BED CHRISTMAS (Featuring 2 great Harlequin Blaze stories in one book!) Releases November 1, 2015! The Wrong Bed—But […]

Fangirl Friday

There aren’t many sales and new Ruby releases to post this week, but I’m looking forward to some fabulous upcoming releases currently available for preorder…   Temptation and Tequila (The Tremont Sisters Trilogy, Book 2) by Elizabeth Bemis Releases September 15th!  Never trust tequila on your birthday. She loved him. She’d always loved him. And it took just […]

Fangirl Friday

Welcome to Fangirl Friday! We have several listings for you this week, and hope you’ll include your own recommendations in the comments below. Lara Archer has two books on sale for just 99 cents as part of Zoey Derrick’s SUMMER BLOW-OUT EVENT, which features lots of super-hot romances for $1.99 or less (some free), and […]

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