Get to Know Me!
Hi, my name is Ann-Maree Howarth, I am a mother of 2 grown boys, one living at home and the other living away at University (no longer at uni know back at home as well). I have been married for 27 years to my loving husband, where we live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia. My household also contains one Miss Peppa, our 9-year-old Lasa –Apso dog, who is having a love affair with my husband and rules the house.
As a young girl I hated to read, I would cry, when my mother made me read at home. When I was about 10 or 11 I found “Sweet Valley High” books and my love affair with books began. I started to read Julie Ellis, Sandra Brown and Danielle Steel to just name a few. I didn’t have time to read much as I started my family until I found Nora Robert's books and those of Janet Evanovich, Sophie Kinsella and many more.
I am a book hoarder but have become stronger over the years, selling some of my old books to make room for new ones. Then, last Christmas I asked my boys to buy me a Kindle and my world has changed. I had used the Kindle app on my phone for many years but I love the feel and the size of the Kindle. I have only recently lost my job of 9+ years and am having trouble finding a new one at my age. I have found books to be my salvation over the boredom as my days were not as busy as they once were.
I only started this blog in April 2017 as I was doing a lot of Advance Reader Copies of books for other Authors and wanted another platform beside the Amazon, Goodreads etc sites. A very good friend put me onto BookBub and before I knew it, there were over 700 books on my Kindle.
That's a little about myself, check back again as I will update you all on what I am up too.
Fuburary2019Update- What a crazy and busy few months I have had. I went on a wonderful holiday to New York and Canada and had all my white Christmas dreams come true. Over the next two months, I will be busy attending a few author signing events. One here on the Sunshine Coast called Books by the Beach you can get tickets here LINK. I will also be attanding Books by Bridge in Sydney on the 23rd February LINK. I will be attending these two as Beth Prentice assistant.
March brings my first invited authors signing event as a blogger for the Australian Romance Readers Association at there, Brisbane
A Romantic Rendezvous 2019 LINK
Hi, everyone can you believe that it is already the end of January 2020 where does the time go. This year will be a big year for me as I have so many great books to read and some Event to attend.
First Book Signing event is A Romantic Rendezvous 2020 by the Australian Romance Readers Association in Brisbane on the Friday 6 March. Link events are also in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.