Jo Ann Hudson was born on 27 August 1942. She married Henry C. Algermissen, and they had two children, Henry "Hank" Algermissen and Jayne Algermissen. She was educator during years.

She wrote as Anna Hudson and as Jo Ann Algermissen over 40 romance novels from 1983 to 1998. She has won three Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, for her novels I Do?, Marry-Me Christmas, and A Husband for Christmas, and has been nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She passed away on 20 November 2009 in Texas, USA.

Book List in Order: 21 titles




  • It's a jungle out there! So how does a single woman--fed up with the modern dating scene--meet a nice (translation: marriageable) man? Three audacious and inventive Texas career women get the inspired idea to advertise! They can't possibly know w...



  • It takes a special man to appreciate tall, sassy Texas tomboy Dixie Mayson. To her astonishment, that man is Waco Stone. From the dirt-poor boy who saved her life in high school to one of Texas's legendary success stories, Waco has gotten almost ever...



  • When Faith Jones leaves her home in an isolated corner of the Ozarks to claim her inheritance, she clashes with the St. Louis Seatons--a big-city family with more money than you can count. But when Jason Seaton vows to turn the wide-eyed waif into an...



  • Rebecca Sterling had come to the wilds of Montana to teach John Wheeler etiquette, to make over the eccentric millionaire prospector for the "real lady" he wanted to marry. But when the strapping giant with the riveting onyx eyes swept her off to his...



  • He'd always had the power to infuriate her. She'd been an overeater all through her childhood, trying to stifle her anger and hurt. But now, newly slim, sleek, and stunning, Danielle Brewster had come home. Why did George Garavelli's horrendous nickn...



  • She was the gorgeous blond manager of a small-town Texas children's baseball team--a tough job for a little lady, the male chauvinists agreed. Joyce MacIntyre was determined to raise her cellar players to the top, but she hadn't reckoned on Ben Willi...



  • Jessica Hayes had a job to do and she intended to do it. Even though the brash Yankee Grant McDougal tried to block the installation of one of her Plantation Pools on his mother's Charleston estate. Obviously he questioned her competence. But when sh...



  • He'd tried everything to gain her attention. When Rhett Bucannan began stripping on his hotel room balcony, Goldie Sullivan took notice. Suddenly her drive to do business at the Dress-for-Success seminar disappeared in a blaze of passion. In a whirlw...







  • Her four-year-old son had become her entire life after Mark walked out. And now her little son was gone too. Sara Manchester threw herself into her teaching, trying to forget. For a while it almost worked--until Mark returned, demanding his place in ...



  • Survival expert Vivian Chaney was interested in selling copies of her books--but this time her literary agent had gone too far. Vivian always knew that David McMahon was arrogant, hardheaded, and penny-pinching, but she wasn't aware he was also insan...



  • Christine McMahon was determined that her annual get-rich-quick scheme was going to pay off this time. With the help of her beautiful sexy twin sister and her agent brother, how could a book called Hunter's Guide to Stalking a Man miss? But when Chri...



  • Sara Hawkins certainly didn't fit the image of head teller for the People's Bank of Houston. Zany, bubbly, disorganized, she was the bane of boss Ryan Crosby's life. But the fat really hit the fire when Ryan nastily referred to her weight! Sara decid...



  • When Laura Lee Mason promised to love, honor, and cherish Judd Simpson, she hadn't anticipated a honeymoon for four... or a husband who always won his way with passion when words failed. It was a disaster from the moment they joined Judd's newlywed c...



  • The last thing Dr. Kelle Langdon expected to find on her winter Antarctic expedition was a burning passion that jeopardized her life--and her hard-won medical career. Surrounded by twenty men, as the only woman at the remote polar station, she couldn...



  • She was a librarian hired as a summer fishing guide by the Lake of the Ozarks resort. Cally Rogers was an icy, emerald-eyed blonde who refused to be baited by her devastating boss. Her sister had paid the price for a reckless affair, Cally vowed it w...



  • Alexandria Foster was content to be the cool, collected executive secretary for Lady Jane's Beautiful Cosmetics -- until Sioux Compton besieged her all-woman world with his well-planned campaign. The tall green-eyed Indian was determined to become ch...



  • He gazed deep into her eyes with delight--just as she'd hoped he would. For Dr. Charles Franklin, optometrist, a dream had come true. Beautiful Johanna Jenkins had returned to St. Louis and walked boldly back into his life. He'd been her high scho...



  • "You've miscalculated." he announced in a low voice. "You'll be mine ...body and soul!" Not likely! Stacey Trent, courtroom psychologist, was intent on doing her job--helping J.D. O'Bannon, corporate attorney and Texas gentleman, choose a jury for...







  • He took her for a brazen gold digger. He thought she'd come in answer to a personal ad for a Texas mogul's mistress! He was handsome, refined, as polished as a fine gem, but his insinuations were shockingly crass. A talented, independent designer,...



  • " You owe me, " he said, pushing his luck. " The price is dinner-and evening together. " Clearly they were on a collision course. First he'd barged into her office, an IRS agent who never stopped to consider that Jaycee Warner, a plumber, could be ...