Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Swag ~ Ann Gimpel


Welcome to Sunday Swag!

I am always looking for imaginative ways to promo the romance authors when I discovered this weekly feature hosted by Riverina Romantics; it comes with the added bonus of sharing my love {addiction} of swag with the blogging world. Congrats goes to Riverina Romantics for this remarkable giveaway idea and for allowing BBMoreB to join. My addiction to swag started with the Romance Trading Cards; then it was bookmarks; then….you get the idea!

About Ann Gimpel

Ann Gimpel is a mountaineer at heart. Recently retired from a long career as a psychologist, she remembers many hours at her desk where her body may have been stuck inside four walls, but her soul was planning yet one more trip to the backcountry. Around the turn of the last century (that would be 2000, not 1900!), she managed to finagle moving to the Eastern Sierra, a mecca for those in love with the mountains. It was during long backcountry treks that Ann’s writing evolved. Unlike some who see the backcountry as an excuse to drag friends and relatives along, Ann prefers her solitude. Stories always ran around in her head on those journeys, sometimes as a hedge against abject terror when challenging conditions made her fear for her life, sometimes for company. Eventually, she returned from a trip and sat down at the computer. Three months later, a five hundred page novel emerged. Oh, it wasn’t very good, but it was a beginning. And, she learned a lot between writing that novel and its sequel.

Around that time, a friend of hers suggested she try her hand at short stories. It didn’t take long before that first story found its way into print and they’ve been accepted pretty regularly since then. One of Ann’s passions has always been ecology, so her tales often have a green twist.

Ann has fifteen short stories—mostly science fiction and fantasy, but a few paranormal romance—in webzines, magazines, and anthologies. She just published her ninth steamy paranormal romance for Liquid Silver Books, with two more coming soon. Psyche’s Prophecy, Psyche’s Search, and Psyche’s Promise are available in print and e-format from Gypsy Shadow Books. Fortune’s Scion, just released from Desert Breeze Publishing. Look for a new urban fantasy, To Tame a Highland Dragon, coming from Taliesin Publishing in September. And then in October, Earth’s Requiem releases from Musa. Other than Fortune’s Scion, which is YA, all Ann’s books feature explicit romance.

In addition to writing, Ann enjoys wilderness photography. She lugs pounds of camera equipment in her backpack to distant locales every year. A standing joke is that over ten percent of her pack weight is camera gear which means someone else has to carry the food! That someone is her husband. They’ve shared a life together for a very long time. Children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out their family. 
(Biography info provided by Author)
Win 1 of 3 eBooks from author Ann Gimpel's Backlist.
(Click Here for her backlist; giveaway excludes Alice’s Alpha and Fortune's Scion)
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11 comments:

  1. No I haven't read any of her books but I'm definitely adding them to my TBR list!! They really good!! Thank you so much for this AWESOME Sunday Swag!!!

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  2. Ann is a new author to me. Thank you for the into.

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  3. I haven't yet read Ann Gimpel, but I would love to read one of her paranormal books. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  4. Good morning, all!
    Thanks so much for stopping by Heather's Sunday Swag. I love talking with readers, so feel free to contact me. Info is on both my blog and website.

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  5. No - haven't read her yet.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I haven't read any of Ann's books yet, she is a new to me author but her books do look good :)

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  7. No I have not read any of her books but look forward to reading one. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. NO IHAVENT READ BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR BUT WOULD LIKE TO! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  9. Best of luck to all of you! If you win, please let me know what you think of the book you picked.

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  10. No, I haven't read any of Ann's books(yet), but I looked at the backlist and there are many that I would like to get. Thanks for the intro duction and giveaway!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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