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.

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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.