Ann Laurel is the pen name for Lori Ramsey. I write books in different genres and having the different pen names helps to keep my author pages neat and clean. I write non-fiction under my real name, Lori Ramsey. I write sci-fi and fantasy under Lori Ann Ramsey. And Ann Laurel is my Christian contemporary romance and western historical romance name. Ann is actually my real name and my first name, Lori, is a derivative of Laurel. Laurel is also my first born daughter’s middle name, so it’s a very special name. It was a derivative of my mother’s name, Laura.
I am a Christian first. God comes first and Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. Second I am a wife, third I am a mother (to 6 darlings) and fourth I’m an author. I took a Fiction Writing Course with the Famous Writer’s School back in 1994-1996. This was before I even knew the internet existed and the classes came through snail mail. I typed the lessons on a computer and printed with a dot-matrix printer. That seems like a lifetime ago! I’m quite savvy with the computer and very comfortable working online today.
My love for writing started when I was very young. I have a vivid imagination. For Ann Laurel I love to show how God’s love trumps all. My stories are full of struggles and conflict, but I love showing how no matter what’s going on, no matter how far a person has fallen away, God’s love extends even to them. And of course, it’s all wrapped up in a romance story, because who doesn’t love a good romance?
Lori Ramsey writing as Ann Laurel