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 for Carina Press and is known for writing chilling villains and dark, psychological romantic suspense. Find out more at

Connect with Anne Marie


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

Mind Games

As a suspense author, I enjoy a mind game now and then, and have free rein to use them with my villains and even heroes and heroines. But today, I’m talking about how I use mind games on myself—as a tool to get motivated in my writing.   The “I Don’t Wanna” Complex   Hey, […]

Winter Writing Festival: Check-In #5

The Third Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival is coming to the end of its fifth week. It’s hard to believe we’re on Day 36 of the festival – people have been doing an outstanding job meeting their goals and it’s time to celebrate! Today we complete our 5th full week, and it’s time […]

Talking Romantic Suspense: Writing a Series

  Several years ago, when I realized I wanted to make writing a career, “trilogy” was the buzz word. Series were sought-after by publishers because they could rapidly build an author’s name, as well as their backlist. It seemed a logical business move to structure the stories in my head into a series—especially since I’d […]

Project Ruby Push: Follow Up

It’s been six weeks since we saw each other last. (Where did the time go?) If you’ll recall, I gave you a little push in the form of a writing challenge waaaay back on September 19th, hoping it would generate a massive wave of productivity. Today is the conclusion of that challenge, and it’s time […]

Project: Ruby Push

Project: Ruby Push I don’t know about you, but it seems this year has been flying by at a record pace. The change in weather, the return of the kids to school, and the looming end of the year have me re-evaluating what time I have left, and what my goals were waaaay back in […]

Curves Ahead!

Curves Ahead!   We read, and write, because we enjoy it. And, whether I’m reading or writing, there’s nothing I enjoy more than a good twist. Maybe it’s the suspense writer in me, or maybe I’ve read so many books and seen so many television shows and movies in my life that many plots have […]

Meet 2012 Golden Heart Finalist Alison Delaine

It is my great pleasure to introduce Alison Delaine, Golden Heart® finalist in Historical Romance for her novel NOTORIOUS. Sometime this fall it will be 20 years since Alison brought home that first ream of typing paper and sat down to write a romance. It’s been a long journey—hills of commitment followed by valleys of […]

Winter Writing Festival WEEK TWO CHECK-IN

Winter Writing Festival WEEK TWO Check-in Congratulations!  You’ve made it to the second checkpoint in the writing marathon that is the Winter Writing Festival.   I have the privilege of hosting the second-week check-in.  And it is indeed a privilege.  I’ve *met* some awesome new friends and hung out with some *old* ones in the […]

« Previous PageNext Page »