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.