A few of Ann B. Ross's books include "Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind," "Miss Julia Strikes Back," and "Miss Julia Takes Over." Her latest book, as of 2015, is titled "Miss Julia Lays Down the Law." Her books have been translated into 12 languages and won several prestigious awards.
Ross started her writing career in the early 1980s by publishing a pair of mysteries and an adventure novel set in the 19th century. The first book in her very successful Miss Julia series, "Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind," came out in 1999. The novel deals with the surprising discoveries that recently widowed Julia Springer makes about her late husband's life, including the existence of her late husband's illegitimate child with whom Miss Julia must develop a relationship as she comes to a deeper understanding of her past and her new future. This first novel spawned a successful series that includes novels regularly appearing on bestseller lists.
In 2014, Ross published her first novel in which Miss Julia is not the main character. Titled "Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day," it deals with Etta Mae Wiggins's attempt to change the course of her life through a marriage that others deem as suspicious. Julia Springer appears in the novel as a minor character.