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Getting older was definitely preferable to an up close and personal meeting with the Grim Reaper.

JOANN ROSS, No Safe Place

Reporters ... most were carrion who fed on human tragedy.

JOANN ROSS, No Safe Place

Never get in the middle of someone else's quicksand.

JOANN ROSS, No Safe Place

Life consists of two sides ... light and dark. Joy and sorrow. Without a balance, one cannot fully experience a full and well-rounded life.

JOANN ROSS, No Safe Place

Any guy afraid to die was a guy who was afraid to live.

JOANN ROSS, No Safe Place

Bruises fade. Death is permanent.

JOANN ROSS, No Safe Place

Nothing about my life or my career has been linear.

JOANN ROSS, Writers on Writing

Although I’ve written all over the romance spectrum, I suppose readers can expect a JoAnn Ross book to be character driven, with strong, yet flawed women who’ve usually overcome adversity, to-die for men (who tend to be either emotionally wounded alpha shell guys or bad boys, occasionally both), a very strong sense of setting and a satisfying ending. Oh, and lots of hot sex. After that, all bets are off. You pay your money, you take your chances.

JOANN ROSS, Romance Writers of America interview, Feb. 2007

I've always read suspense, so raising the stakes to life and death situations in my romance plots seemed natural.

JOANN ROSS, Access Romance, Aug. 2005

I've always loved books. My mother told me that before I could talk, I'd babble in my crib as I turned the pages of my little cloth books, apparently telling stories to go along with the pictures.

JOANN ROSS, Inkwell Newswatch interview, Jan. 2008

While the romance genre has expanded so much over the years, in an odd way it’s also narrowed, with too many people trying to stick stories into tight, well-defined marketing niches. It can, admittedly, be a tricky balancing act, but I believe the key is to be able to step back and take a long hard look at what you do well, what makes your work different from other writers, what feels the most natural to you when you’re writing.

JOANN ROSS, Writers on Writing

I was fortunate to sell at a time of great sea change in the romance genre; suddenly heroines were allowed to be portrayed as having rich, fulfilling lives. They didn't need a man for security or self-esteem, but having that one very special man in their lives proved the icing on the cake.

JOANN ROSS, Access Romance interview, Aug. 2005


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