Ann Parker Burgess is an American author whose books are designed to entertain and uplift. Originally from Memphis, TN, she currently resides with her husband in Olive Branch, MS.
She has raised two sons and enjoys spending time with family.
Of herself, she writes:
"I think I was born with an imagination larger than some. I can remember as a kid inventing games to play, pretending and even making up songs to sing to myself.
I was never alone it seems. I always had imaginary friends or real friends to play with. There were more boys in my neighborhood than girls. I often played cowboys, cops and robbers, and even sat in the dirt playing with cars with the boys. With the girls I played dolls and dress-up.
Playing outside in the summer all day, riding bikes, walking to the neighborhood drug store to buy candy, coke floats, or ice cream sundaes helped me to develop in a well rounded, I suppose, individual.
I was raised in a Christian home, taught to respect others, and love. I have tried to live my life in this manner. In this day it isn't easy, but I try. I try to incorporate these values in my stories and characters lives.
I first began writing at the age of twelve. Being on the threshold of adulthood, I had to put away childish games, but I still had an active imagination. In seventh and eighth grades I wrote stories and passed them around to the girls in schools. Some of the boys even read them. I became known as the story teller and people couldn't wait to read the next chapter.
In high school my best subjects were History and English. I also excelled in any term papers I had to write. My Senior English teacher encouraged me to go to college and study journalism. My parents sent me to learn office skills instead. I was also trained to do keypunch. Ha! I bet most of you don't even know what that is. I won't bore you, but before all the modern day computers it was used to load information into a system. It was obsolete in a few years.