I did something way outside my comfort zone about 15 years ago. I worked at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch (as a maid). I was so nervous walking into that place, I had only rung the bell at the gate once, (missed the memo - employees ring twice), so I walked in to meet all of the girls in their line-up. I'm tall, so Air Force Amy in her stilettos was about my height. Madam Suzzette made sure none of these ladies were forced into prostitution. They also had to be drug-free. They provided great food to the entire staff. One time one of the girls started choking (on a vitamin pill) - she ran out into the hallway, where a second girl performed the Heimlich maneuver on her. The paramedics came to check her out - before they left, she slipped them her business card.

More (fictionalized) at: "Rain Forest Jim" on Amazon.

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.