Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Book Two of the Transformation Series
~~~About The Author~~~
Ann Gimpel is a mountaineer at heart. Recently retired from a long career as a psychologist, she remembers many hours at her desk, where her body may have been stuck inside four walls, but her soul was planning yet one more trip to the back-country. Around the turn of the last century, that would be 2000, not 1900, she managed to finagle moving to the Eastern Sierra. A mecca for those in love with the mountains. It was during long back-country treks that Ann's writing evolved. Unlike some who see the back-country as an excuse to drag friends and relatives along, Ann prefers her solitude. Stories always run around in her head on those journeys, sometimes as a hedge against abject terror, when challenging conditions made her fear for her life, sometimes for company. Eventually, she returned from a trip, and sat down at the computer. Three months later, a five-hundred page novel emerged. Oh! It wasn't very good, but it was a beginning. She learned a lot between writing that novel, and its sequel.
Around that time, a friend of hers suggested she try her hand at short stories. It didn't take long, before the first story found its way into print, and they have been accepted pretty regular since then. A trilogy, the Transformation Series, featuring PSYCHE'S PROPHECY, PSYCHE'S SEARCH and PSYCHE'S PROMISE is complete.
The initial two books have been published, with the final volume scheduled for release in 2012. One of Ann's passions has always been ecology, so her tales often have a great twist, and the Transformation Series is no exception.
In addition to writing, Ann enjoys wilderness photography. Part of her website is devoted to photos of her beloved Sierra, and she lugs pounds of camera equipment in her backpack to distant locales every year. A standing joke is that over ten percent of her pack is camera gear, which means someone else has to carry the food! That someone else is her husband. They have shared a life together for a very long time. Children, grandchildren, and three wolf hybrids round out their family.