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Novelist Known for her Popular Series of "Miss Julia" Books

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 Ann B. Ross Biography

Ann is the mother of two daughters and one son, and the grandmother of four grandsons (including twin boys) and two granddaughters, both of whom are her namesakes. When her children were in college, she decided to complete her own education, enrolling in the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she earned a Bachelor's degree in literature. Reluctant to return to an empty nest, she continued her education by enrolling in the English Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned both the Master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Afterwards, she taught literature and the humanities at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Ann's writing career began in the early '80s when two mysteries were published as original paperbacks: "The Murder Cure and "The Murder Stroke." A few years later, her first hardcover book was published: "The Pilgrimage," an adventure story set in the 19th century.

The publication of the first Miss Julia book, "Miss Julia Speaks Her Minds" in 1999, set Ann on a full-time writing career. This book went through six reprintings in less than a year, and was ranked No. 9 on the Independent Booksellers' 76 most highly recommended books for 1999. In addition, the book was named to the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers list. The paperback edition of the same book was listed in The Best Books of the First Five Years by BookSense, as one of the titles independent booksellers most enjoyed handselling. The book was also published by Readers Digest Condensed Books, appearing in 12 foreign languages.

"Miss Julia Takes Over" was one of seven nominees for the Book of the Year Award (2001) by the Southeastern Booksellers Association.

"Miss Julia Throws a Wedding," Miss Julia Hits the Road," Miss Julia Meets her Match" and "Miss Julia's School of Beauty" have all appeared on the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.

All of the books in the series will be published in German, Japanese and Croatian editions, as well as on audiotape (in English) and in large print editions.

Inspiration for the escapades of Ann's much-loved character, Miss Julia, comes in all manner of ways -- a chance remark by a friend or family member, an incident she happens to see, in a dream, or by being reminded of something in her past experiences. It is always deeply satisfying to her when scenes in the book she is working on suddenly seem to fit together to make a good story. She does not outline or make detailed plans before starting a story. She does, however, have a general plot in mind before beginning to write, but this usually entails only the conflict and the final resolution, with few ideas of how they will be worked out. So, with just the beginning and the end of a book decided on, Ann relies on the characters themselves to fill in the middle with first one subplot after another. This, she says, is the joy of writing -- when a character suddenly does or says something unexpectedly, leading her to funny and surprising 'mini-scenes' that seem to delight readers.

Ann was once asked by an interviewer how she knew when something she'd written was good. She replied, "I know it's good when I fall off my chair laughing." From that response, we can be sure that she enjoys writing about her characters as much as we enjoy reading about them.

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Ann B. Ross

Novelist Known for her Popular Series of "Miss Julia" Books

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Ann B. Ross Biography

Ann is the mother of two daughters and one son, and the grandmother of four grandsons (including twin boys) and two granddaughters, both of whom are her namesakes. When her children were in college, she decided to complete her own education, enrolling in the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she earned a Bachelor's degree in literature. Reluctant to return to an empty nest, she continued her education by enrolling in the English Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned both the Master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Afterwards, she taught literature and the humanities at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Ann's writing career began in the early '80s when two mysteries were published as original paperbacks: "The Murder Cure and "The Murder Stroke." A few years later, her first hardcover book was published: "The Pilgrimage," an adventure story set in the 19th century.

The publication of the first Miss Julia book, "Miss Julia Speaks Her Minds" in 1999, set Ann on a full-time writing career. This book went through six reprintings in less than a year, and was ranked No. 9 on the Independent Booksellers' 76 most highly recommended books for 1999. In addition, the book was named to the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers list. The paperback edition of the same book was listed in The Best Books of the First Five Years by BookSense, as one of the titles independent booksellers most enjoyed handselling. The book was also published by Readers Digest Condensed Books, appearing in 12 foreign languages.

"Miss Julia Takes Over" was one of seven nominees for the Book of the Year Award (2001) by the Southeastern Booksellers Association.

"Miss Julia Throws a Wedding," Miss Julia Hits the Road," Miss Julia Meets her Match" and "Miss Julia's School of Beauty" have all appeared on the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.

All of the books in the series will be published in German, Japanese and Croatian editions, as well as on audiotape (in English) and in large print editions.

Inspiration for the escapades of Ann's much-loved character, Miss Julia, comes in all manner of ways -- a chance remark by a friend or family member, an incident she happens to see, in a dream, or by being reminded of something in her past experiences. It is always deeply satisfying to her when scenes in the book she is working on suddenly seem to fit together to make a good story. She does not outline or make detailed plans before starting a story. She does, however, have a general plot in mind before beginning to write, but this usually entails only the conflict and the final resolution, with few ideas of how they will be worked out. So, with just the beginning and the end of a book decided on, Ann relies on the characters themselves to fill in the middle with first one subplot after another. This, she says, is the joy of writing -- when a character suddenly does or says something unexpectedly, leading her to funny and surprising 'mini-scenes' that seem to delight readers.

Ann was once asked by an interviewer how she knew when something she'd written was good. She replied, "I know it's good when I fall off my chair laughing." From that response, we can be sure that she enjoys writing about her characters as much as we enjoy reading about them.

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  • How much does it cost to book Ann B. Ross?

    Booking fees for Ann B. Ross, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ann B. Ross, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ann B. Ross?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ann B. Ross for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ann B. Ross for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ann B. Ross or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ann B. Ross or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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