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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Fredericka Meiners  

Pen Name: Ann Macela

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1942 in Texas


-- Website -- http://www.annmacela.com
-- Fredericka Meiners on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=fredericka++meiners


Illinois Connection

Meiners lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ann Macela is the pen name Fredericka Meiners uses to write contemporary romance and light paranormal romance.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The Oldest Kind of Magic (Magic series)
ISBN: 1932815430

Medallion Press. 2005

Daria Morgan is a magic practitioner, one of a group of people who uses magic and spells to do their everyday jobs. Her job: A management consultant. John "Bent" Benthausen is a CEO who, despite every improvement in product and production, can't get his bottom line out of the Red Sea. He needs a management consultant. With her special gifts, Daria gets right to the heart of her employer's problem — crooked employees. Crooked, vicious, employees who are now out to get Daria. Those are just problems one and two. Problem three: There is an ancient force, an irresistible compulsion, called the soul-mate imperative. It's known throughout the practitioner ranks for bringing together magic-users and their mates in a lifelong bond. And it won't be happy until the participants surrender to the inevitable the oldest kind of magic.

Do You Believe in Magic?
ISBN: 1933836164

Medallion Press. 2007

After a bad relationship, Francie Stevens has decided to avoid any further involvements with computer wizard Clay Morgan, but the hacker plaguing her company's network forces her into an investigation led by Clay, who is determined to win Francie’s heart. Now Clay must convince Francie that magic exists in the form of an ancient force called the soulmate imperative that brings together practitioners and their destined mates. When Francie unexpectedly starts using the imperative itself against him, however, the destiny of their love is suddenly up for grabs.

Windswept
ISBN: 1933836342

Medallion Press. 2008

A terrible secret lurks in the papers of the Windswept Plantation, and its revelation will ruin the Jamison family name. To Barrett Browning, however, the collection of correspondence, ledgers, and journals is a treasure trove of potential publications sure to gain her a valuable promotion at her university. As a historian, her job is to root out secrets from the past and hold them up to the light, no matter the cost. The farthest thing from her mind is getting involved with the papers' owner.

To venture capitalist Davis Jamison, the pile of boxes is a headache he must deal with to protect the family. What better way to solve the mystery than to have an expert inventory the papers in his own house? He expects neither his cousin's frantic obsession to keep all the family sins hidden, nor the fierce need he comes to feel for Barrett. He's sworn never again to trust a woman with his property or his heart. Can he rely on Barrett to guard them both?

As the dark past—a tale of deception and murder—emerges, Davis's question becomes harder and harder to answer . .

Your Magic or Mine? (Magic series)
ISBN: 1933836326

Medallion Press. 2008

A battle over the correct way to cast spells is brewing in the magic community. Theoretical mathematician Marcus Forscher has created a formula to bring the science of spells into the 21st century. Botanist Gloriana Morgan, however, maintains that spell casting is an individual art, and warns against throwing out old methods. Enter the soul mate phenomenon, an ancient compulsion that brings practitioners together through persuasive techniques and powers to convince the selected couple they belong together. But Marcus and Gloriana are prospective soul mates who want nothing to do with each other. To make matters worse, their factions have turned to violence. Something must give way, or there will be dire consequences—the magic will either work for them or against them.

Wild Magic (Magic series)
ISBN: 1933836997

Medallion Press. 2009

Irenee Sabel is a good witch, a sophisticated beauty, a member of Chicago’s old-money elite, and a defender of an ancient code of ethics that prohibits the indiscriminate use of power attached to magical possessions. Responsible for confiscating and destroying hidden relics of the sorcery realm still employed by practitioners of the craft for self-centered reasons, she attends an aging warlock’s gala party to burglarize his safe in search of an item of mystical mayhem. But when undercover agent Jim Tylan interrupts her break-in with an undisclosed search warrant from the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, she finds herself not only launched into an escapade after pieces of a legendary evil object but also thrown together with the agent destined to be her soul mate.

Wolf in Jester's Clothing (Wolves in Business)
ISBN: 1494363542

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

Eleanora Whitman: ruthlessly efficient, totally organized, thoroughly businesslike chief of staff. Personal goals: run a division, then her own company. However attractive her new CEO and however crazy, though successful, his management methods may be, she believes she has the fortitude to ignore the first and the abilities to work with and learn from the second. Lawrence, “Rence,” Stratford: irreverently laid-back, impossibly facetious, thoroughly charming CEO, who has been hiding his true nature—corporate wolf. Business goal: put his own leadership stamp on the conglomerate. He expects no problems there. Personal goal: get to know his chief of staff intimately. That last won’t be an easy takeover and will require finesse and perseverance. Eleanora is all starch and correctness, and her reporting to him complicates their coming together. On the agenda: A full-blown reorganization of all divisions and a purchase of a company with secrets. On the side: A secret affair with the risk of disastrous gossip. Can they negotiate to solve their problems and still have each other?

Wolf on Thin Ice (Wolves in Business)
ISBN: 1494374870

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

Linda Rebane has achieved her life-long goal of running the family business, Rebane Renovations. She’s about to begin a major project—when the old structure mysteriously burns. She doesn’t let the catastrophe slow her down, however, not when new business drops into her lap. Corporate wolf Mike Stratford, architect and president of WIN Construction, needs an old apartment building rehabbed. Because this won’t be his usual new-from-the-ground-up undertaking, he chooses Rebane to do the work. In the background lurks his idea of corporate expansion—taking over her company, with or without her approval. Neither expects the scorching attraction between them in the middle of a freezing Minnesota winter. Do opposites really attract? She with her lively sense of humor and habit of making decisions on the fly, and he with his serious need for extensive planning before action. She’s thinking fling. He’s thinking forever. Neither expects the villains either, who want both her vacant property and his old building. That turns out to be the least of their worries, however. When Linda discovers Mike’s ulterior motive, how can she even consider a tomorrow with him—much less forever?


Awards

Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Romance for ''Windswept''

Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)