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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 www.AnneMarieBecker.com.

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Anne Marie's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Long Tall Ruby

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
10

Genre(s):
Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Single Title Romance

Started Writing:
2001

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

For Fun:
Reading and playing around on the computer.

Blog Posts from Anne Marie

The End… And What to Do When It’s “Over”

  Because I enjoy things with layers, like onions and ogres, this post about “the end” has many meanings for me. First, some insight into why I’m thinking about “the end”…   Yesterday was the official release day for my romantic suspense novel, END GAME. I wrote “The End” on that book a few weeks […]

This Writer’s Life: Balance

I may have blogged about balance before. It’s one of my favorite topics because I believe feeling balanced is one of the keys to happiness. To be honest, I’m not sure I qualify to lecture anyone in balance, as each case is as unique as each individual, but as a mother of three, wife, the family secretary, […]

Local Flavor

  One of the things I like most about reading and writing fiction is the opportunity to explore the world vicariously. However, for my latest book, Acceptable Risk, I took my characters home to Texas. And by home, I mean the Lone Star state is both their home and mine.   My family moved to San Antonio when […]

10 Ways to Kill Time Until the Call… GH, RITA, or THE Call

The following post is a bit tongue-in-cheek. It’s a Ruby Reprise from March 23, 2011 (with some minor updates), but the tips are still valid…especially the chocolate one. 10 Ways to Kill Time Until the Call… GH, RITA, or THE Call It’s almost here!  March 26th.  A day that will always be significant in the […]

Kill Your Darlings…And Save Yourself

(*Warning: Author has the tendency to seek patterns in life and wax philosophical about them.*)   What is an important part of a satisfying romance? Pacing. What is a key ingredient in making a story suspenseful and thrilling? Pacing. What can make or break an author? Pacing. And knowing one’s limits. Years ago, one of […]

Winter Writing Festival: Check-In #4

  Wow, are we at the halfway point already?! As Elisa’s post on Tuesday pointed out, we’ve crossed the halfway point in this marathon. You may be chugging right along, pacing yourself perfectly to cross that finish line on time and with your goals met. Or you may have tripped over a loose stone, run […]

TV or Not TV

I am so excited to introduce our guest blogger today, Pang-Ni (pronounced “Bonnie”) Landrum. “Writer. Mom. Food Truck Follower.” I’ve known Pang-Ni since high school, and she’s awesome in so many ways…but today, she’s awesome because she’s here to talk about writing for TV…or not. TV or Not TV… Should that be the question? As […]

Trouble with the (Learning) Curve

I’m thrilled to be hosting today’s guest blog by debut author Arlene Hittle. Not only is she a long time commenter on the Ruby blog, but she’s a good friend and great company when we’re out writing at the local coffee shop. She’s also an amazing example of perseverance and dedication… *** The last time […]

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