BC: By Paige Christenson
FC: ANN AGUIRRE
1: Ann Aguirre is also known as Ellen Connor and Ava Gray, her pseudonyms. She was born August 27, 1970
2: She lives in Mexico with her husband and two children
3: She has two cats and a lazy dog. Her last name means "Pasteur" more or less.
4: You pronounce her last name Ah-GEAR-ay. She has a degree in English Literature
5: Ann likes emo music, books, action movies, and Dr. Who. She watches Dr. Who when she's feeling down about her projects
6: Before Ann started writing she was a clown, clerk, voice actress and savior of stray kittens. Not necessarily in that order though.
7: Things she doesn't do anymore: eat raw cookie dough, regret things because life is too short, and argue with crazy people.
8: She doesn't key people's car's because they made her mad. She doesn't wear socks, and she doesn't browse around in book stores for hours.
9: Ann doesn't try to change the world anymore; she knows she can't do it on her own. She doesn't have multiple piercings or dye her hair on a whim.
10: She gets her ideas from the voices in her head. Supposedly they tell exactly what to write.
11: Ann sold 7 different books in one year. | Her books sell in 7 different languages
12: She works about 40-50 hours a week. She mostly writes in the morning and then again before she goes to bed. Her husband runs a pharmaceutical company with his family.
13: She writes romantic fiction, urban fantasy, apocalyptic paranormal romance, paranormal romantic suspense, and post-apocalyptic dystopia young adult fiction.
14: - 'Til the World Ends - Series: Mortal Beauty; Dire Charm; Dead Lovely - Series: Grimspace; Wanderlust; Doubleblind; Killbox; Aftermath; Endgame - Series: Nightfall; Midnight; Daybreak - Series: Skin Game; Skin Tight; Skin Heat; Skin & Bone; Skin Dive - Primal - Series: Enclave; Outpost; Horde | Books
15: Deuce is the main character. In her world you only get the right to a name if you live 15 years. Until then the 'brats' are taught to be one of the three skill groups; Breeders, Builders, and Hunters; which is identified by the number of scars they have on their arms. Deuce is a huntress; her purpose is to fearlessly enter the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave to bring back meat to feed the group. She has to dodge the flesh-eating Freaks. Nothing is going to stop Deuce, not even Fade. When the shadowy boy becomes her partner, Deuce's difficulties are just the beginning.
16: A tense paranormal vengeance trilogy. Set in a murky world occupied by secret civilizations, warped agreements, and forbidden affection.
17: The series is built around a girl named Sirantha Jax who was born with a rare gene. It allows her to jump ships through grimspace. This gift cuts her life expectancy but she is an exceedingly valued possession to the Corp. But when a ship she is directing crashes, she’s faulted of killing everyone on board. The only problem is she has no recollection of the crash. She is confined until a shadowy man breaks into her cell and offers her freedom. What he wants in return; Jax to help a small ensemble of rogue fighters tear down the Corp. Jax is only good at one thing, grimspace, she may as well enjoy herself.
18: THEIR INSTINCTS WILL SAVE THEM. THEIR PASSION WILL TRANSFORM THEM. Jenna grew up with an unstable, often absent father who talked about the end of the world. She never would have thought that his predictions would come true; or that he would have a plan to save her. One that includes a strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. The mysterious ex-marine, Mason, owes a debt to Jenna's father. Skilled and steadfast, he's ready for the Change, but Jenna is tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and the mutant dogs attack. When 5 strangers appear, desperate to escape, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion, a flame that will help them through a bitter winter, and the endless violence of a new age.
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