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Anne Marie Duquette

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The granddaughter of two coal miners, Anne Marie Duquette was raised all over the nation, including Alaska and Hawaii, with a healthy appreciation for the richness of the land, wildlife, and its beauty. Her love of the earths treasures grew during her many travels as the daughter of a U.S. Air force pilot and Air Force nurse, the wife of a career Navy Chief Petty Officer, and as a Navy veteran herself. Different landscapes and people sparked her interest in the arts, especially writing and photography, as a way of keeping track of her varied experiences as a military brat.

She obtained a degree in Mass Communications (Journalism, TV, Film) from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and set out for Hollywood. But apart from an un-produced treatment sale to Paramount Studios for Star Trek The Next Generation, her fate seemed to lie in the books she so loved to read. In 1987 she made her first sale to Harlequin Romances, her primary publisher of 25 books, and has ventured into the self-publishing world of non-fiction as well.

She has an adult education teaching certificate in writing from the state of California, and has taught religious education for fifteen years at her church. An animal lover, a partner to a retired black German shepherd service dog, and owner of a rescued dachshund, she tries to bring together all the varied experiences of her life to her stories for her readers and family. Anne Marie is married with two children and two grandchildren, all residing in Southern California.

Genres: Romance, Inspirational
   An Unlikely Combination (1988)
   Unlikely Places (1990)
   Adventure Of The Heart (1991)
   Rescued by Love (1993)
   Anniversary Waltz (1994)
   Castillo's Bride (2001)
   The Ride of Her Life (2001)
   Gemini Turns (2004)
   The Reluctant Bride (2011)
   Found at Sea (2013)
Non fiction show
Anne Marie Duquette recommends
Gone But Still Here (2022)
Jennifer Dance
"Gone but Still Here beautifully tells the tale of a family who, in the face of Alzheimer's disease, renews their passion for life ... touching, compassionate and strong. I stayed up late, got up early, and read until I was done. Such an incredible story."

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