Author Anne Carol writes Edgy Romance with a Melody of Hope, inspired by her love of music—particularly British rock bands from the 1980s, her faith in Christ and belief that God works all things for the good of those who love Him, and her adoration of a good romance story. A big fan of redemption themes, she doesn’t shy away from tough subject matter such as addiction, abuse, promiscuity, teen pregnancy, mental illness, and suicide.
She is the author of the “Faithfully Yours” four-book series, which follows the love story of London musician David and California aspiring writer Beth from their teen years through adulthood. She is currently working on her next novel about a teenage runaway and the “boy next door” who has never stopped loving her.
Anne Carol grew up in the 1980s and continues to have a foot in the past. When not writing, she is listening to classic alternative rock, watching old sitcoms, traveling, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her husband and young adult sons. She calls northern California home where most evenings she can be found curled up with a good book, dark chocolate, and a glass of red wine.
A Little about me…
My parents started reading to me from the time I was a baby. My mom is an avid reader and worked at the public library for most of my childhood. There was never a scarcity of books in my childhood home!
While I enjoyed playing outdoors as a child, I often got distracted by a good book, as you can see here. If you couldn’t find me running in the sprinklers or climbing our cherry tree, I was probably in my room buried in a book.
I was one of those weird kids who loved writing book reports, and around fourth grade I discovered the typewriter! I remember feeling so grown up sitting down and typing away. Notice the mug—you’ll still see me in this pose today except a few years older and typing on a laptop.
This is me as a sixth grader. I was this age when I began writing the first version of my novel, Never Let Go. Click here to learn more about what initially gave me the plot. (Hint: It involves a certain English rock band).
By the time I graduated high school, I’d outgrown my obsession with English rock bands, so the story I’d worked tirelessly on as a young teenager slipped onto the backburner along with my passion for fiction writing. I went on to major in business administration, aiming to become an accountant like my number-loving dad.
As you can see, I never lost my quirky, creative side once I headed to college. In fact, the writer in me returned after the heartbreaking end of my first relationship. That summer I spent many nights typing away, revisiting the same story from years before.
Life kept me busy after college with a young family and a demanding day job, but in 2011 – after devouring the Twilight series – I got a strong urge to write again. The story which originated in the mind of an 11-year-old girl was resurrected once again. Thus began my current writing journey. Read my Testimony here.
My “Faithfully Yours” four-book series is set in London, so my husband took me there for our 15th wedding anniversary, which doubled as a research trip. In this photo, we’re attending a performance of “Pride and Prejudice” at Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre. It was rained out halfway through! (This is mentioned in Never Let Go).