Variety is the spice of life when it comes to writing for Coventry born Ann Evans. This mum of three writes books for children, young adult and adults, as well as magazine articles on everything from animals to antiques.
Ann didn't set out to be a writer, it began as a hobby when her family were young, which gradually became a career and a way of life. Before that, she worked as a secretary at British Leyland, having taught herself shorthand and typing using TV newsreaders and sit coms as dictation practice. When the 'writing bug' struck, she embarked on learning that craft through a correspondence course, and 'learning by her own mistakes'.
She 'snook in through the back door' at The Coventry Telegraph, starting off as a grassroots reporter and ending up as a staff feature writer, being awarded an RSPCA media award for one of her regular features. She left The Coventry Telegraph after 13 years to concentrate on writing fiction.
One of her children's novels, The Beast, won the Raring2Read award in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013. Among her current writing projects at the moment are a children's book, a YA novel, a historical romance and a psychological thriller – and some articles. And when she's not writing, she's encouraging others to do so, through workshops and school visits.
Ann is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Society of Women Writers & Journalists, and the National Association of Writers in Education.