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Ann Charles is an award-winning and Americas all time writer who specializes in writing Romance, Mystery, Humor and Comedy novels. Her passion for writing books started when she was a teenager and later decided to earn a living from it. To make her writing worth, she joined the University of Washington and majored in creative writing and then graduated with a degree in English. After working for over ten years for a software company writing and editing documents, Ann Charles decided to follow her real passion and indulged her into writing fictional novels. It was definitely the right decision as she’s had a ton of success.
Order of Deadwood Mysteries Series
|1||Nearly Departed in Deadwood||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Optical Delusions in Deadwood||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||Dead Case in Deadwood||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||Better Off Dead in Deadwood||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||An Ex to Grind in Deadwood||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood||2015||Description / Buy|
|7||A Wild Fright in Deadwood||2016||Description / Buy|
|8||Rattling the Heat in Deadwood||2017||Description / Buy|
|9||Gone Haunting in Deadwood||2018||Description / Buy|
|10||Don't Let It Snow in Deadwood||2018||Description / Buy|
|11||Devil Days in Deadwood||2020||Description / Buy|
|12||Never Say Sever in Deadwood||2021||Description / Buy|
|13||TimeReaping in Deadwood||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Deadwood Mysteries Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Seeing Trouble||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Boot Points (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Deadwood Shorts||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Cold Flame||2016||Description / Buy|
|5||Tequila & Time (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Fatal Traditions (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Jackrabbit Junction Series
|1||Dance of the Winnebagos||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Jackrabbit Junction Jitters||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Great Jackalope Stampede||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||The Rowdy Coyote Rumble||2016||Description / Buy|
|5||The Wild Turkey Tango||2016||Description / Buy|
|6||In Cahoots with the Prickly Pear Posse||2019||Description / Buy|
|7||Jackrabbit Jingle Balls (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
|8||Twisty Tortoise Tussles||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Dig Site Mystery Series
|1||Look What the Wind Blew in||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Make No Bones About It||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of AC Silly Circus Mystery Series
|1||Feral-LY Funny Freakshow (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||A Bunch of Monkey Malarkey (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Deadwood Undertaker Series with Sam Lucky
|1||Life at the Coffin Joint||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||A Long Way from Ordinary||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Can't Ride Around It||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||Catawampus Christmas Carol (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||The Backside of Hades||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Ann Charles Non-Fiction Books
|1||Nail It! The Secret to Building an Effective Fiction Writer's Platform||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Growing Your Audience||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Magic and Mayhem Universe Series with Melanie James, Jodi Vaughn, Andris Bear
|1||When You Witch Upon a Star (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Where My Witches At? (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Ann Charles Short Stories/Novellas
|1||The Old Man's Back in Town||2013||Description / Buy|
Her books are always mixed-genre meaning they combine multiple genres and have a hard time being labeled by just one. Charles looks to fill her books with romance, comedy, mayhem and fun. It’s not so much about what the genre says the book should be, but what feels right to her and her characters. She’s a member of two writing groups, Sisters in Crime and the Romance Writers of America. The latter of which she has been a member for quite a long time.
Ann Charles is recognized for some series such as Deadwood, Deadwood shorts, and Jackrabbit Junction series. She is a recognized winner of for the best mystery and suspense novelist completion gave her spectacular writings and years of experience in writing industry. She made her triumphal entry into the publishing industry in 2011 after the publication of the first book in Deadwood series. Ann Charles is a member of the Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
The Dig Site series is another interesting one as it has a bit of Indiana Jones to it. A well known photojournalist and an archaeologist get into all types of adventures and mysteries from the past as they make their way to exotic dig sites. This series has gotten a lot of love for the crazy action and steamy heat between the two main characters, Dr. Angelica Garcia and Quint Parker. The jungle is a dangerous place and this series should grow to the same amount of popularity as the Deadwood series.
In addition to writing fiction, Charles will spend time writing articles about writing. She also does workshops. She has learned a lot in all of her years of writing and is always willing to help out other writers on their craft. She’s also been really good at interacting with her fans and has been known to answer emails from her fans. She’s also active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
BEST ANN CHARLES BOOKS
These are three best of Ann Charles novels, Nearly Departed in Deadwood (2011), Optical Delusions in Deadwood (2011) and Jackrabbit Junction Jitters (2012).
Nearly Departed in Deadwood: The cases of little girls vanishing from the vicinity of Deadwood, South Dakota is rising, now fearing for her only daughter, Violet Parker a single mom is searching up and down to identify the monster behind these abductions. Her savings are diminishing, and it is only three weeks before she begins to sell her first house or otherwise lose her real estate job. However, her sorrow turns to joy when a cute jeweler gives him a job to sell his old Victorian house. Unfortunately, the house seems a bit old fashioned such that everyone thinks that it is haunted. Now, only if she could convince only one buyer to purchase the home so that she could live her dream and start afresh in Deadwood. However, with an evil coworker trying up and down to get lose her job, a secret lover sending her some crazy love messages, and a stranger hiding bones in his closet, will she end up as the victor or one of the Deadwood departed ones?
Optical Delusions in Deadwood: In Deadwood, rumors spread like a bushfire, and this time round, someone is spreading a rumor that Victoria Parker chats with the dead people. Violet is desperate, as her reputation is ruined, her bank account is almost drained, and her career is also on the verge of collapsing.
When an opportunity knocks on her door, she grabs it immediately without looking back. This time she gets a chance to sell a house that is claimed to be a place where a person committed suicide while the other victim was murdered. Violet does not mind, haunted or not she has encountered terrifying situations than this, however, on the other hand, Doc Nyce has some serious doubts.
Her only hope hangs on the line as she has to prove that the ghostly sightings claimed by the owner are just but mere myth or owner’s optical delusion. However, something or someone in this “haunted” house wants Violet stopped at all cost. Will this evil force take over or will Violet Parker finally gather her courage and emerge as the outright winner?
Jackrabbit Junction Jitters: This is the second book in Jackrabbit Junction series by Ann Charles. The dusty pit stop of Jackrabbit in Arizona is full of jitters and not the ordinary kind. Claire is back, and this only means trouble in this cactus filled the valley. A house thief is on the loose, and she has no time to waste on forming the suspicions. Unfortunately, her usual culprits are off the hook when a treasure hunt catches her attention. She wonders whether this treasure could be buried deep down her Lucky Monk mine and whether someone is trying to away from Claire soon to be a grandma.
She is thus forced to seek assistance from her boyfriend who wants a commitment that she feels that she cannot deliver thus making Claire swirl in a pool of chaos. Forced to race against time, Claire must struggle to keep her toehold in the current as she uncovers the hidden treasures. Jackrabbit Junction Jitters is a novel of its kind, the plot storylines flows and connects well from one chapter to the other; the character interaction is well presented which ensures that the reader is keenly engaged from the first chapter to the last.
When Does The Next Ann Charles book come out?
Ann Charles doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is TimeReaping in Deadwood and was released on August, 27th 2023. It is the newest book in the Deadwood Mysteries Series.