Annie has been making up stories for her own amusement since she first went to school. As soon as she got the hang of using a pencil she began to write them down. Her love of books meant she had to do a degree in English literature. And her love of writing meant she could never take on a job where she didnâ€™t have time to jot down notes when inspiration for a new plot struck her. She always wants the heroines of her stories to triumph over all that life can throw at them. But when she got married, she discovered that finding a hero is an essential ingredient to arriving at "happy ever after".