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Anna Sugden

Anna Sugden

Heartwarming contemporary romance

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About Anna

I’ve always loved happy endings, even as a child. Whether it was Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder or Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe, I wanted to see the stories end happily. If I didn’t like the ending of a book, TV programme or film, I’d make up my own alternative version. Naturally, when I discovered romance novels through Mills and Boon, I was in heaven! I dreamed that one day I would be a romance writer.

After graduating from Exeter University, I worked in global marketing for a major multinational corporation, looking after some familiar household names like Dettol and Lemsip. Then, I requalified to become a primary teacher.

It was only after my husband’s firm posted him to New Jersey in 2002 – and my US work permit hit a major snag due to the post 9/11 clampdown – that I got the chance to turn my writing hobby into something more serious. I took some romance writing courses, including one at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Through them, I discovered eharlequin.com, Romance Writers of America and my local New Jersey Romance Writers chapter. I completed my first manuscript in 2003 and haven’t looked back.

We returned home in 2008 and thanks to the internet, I was able to keep writing and submitting. Finally, in December 2012, after many contest wins, placements and awards, including three prestigious Golden Heart finals – my dream came true and I sold my first book!

I am a founder member of the Romance Bandits and a regular contributor to the Healthy Writer Blog. When I’m not writing, I’m an avid sports fan – especially hockey (Go NJ Devils!) and football, both English and American (Go Man Utd! Go Exeter! Go Washington Redskins!). I love great food and wine, classic films, making small cross-stitch projects and collecting memorabilia, penguins and shoes! We share our Cambridge home with two bossy black cats.

To find out more about me, my heart-warming romances and my shoes, why not check out my website, Facebook or Twitter?

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