Anna (which is her real first name) was a bookworm almost since birth and was recognized as a writing PRO by Romance Writers of America in 2002. An active member of Willamette Writers, RWA and the Rose City Romance Writers. Anna grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Philadelphia’s, University of the Arts where she majored in Illustration. She pursued a successful and versatile career in children’s book illustration, graphic arts, publications and public relations in Southern California before being lured to the Oregon wilderness by her desire to write and her former-Navy Seal husband.
Moving to Oregon in 1995 with her spouse and two young children at that time, aged five and eight, she began pursuing her dreams to write professionally while at the same time adjusting to "country" life which is a story unto itself -- to be shared another time (Writings and Musings).
Anna's debut novel, ‘The Songbird with Sapphire Eyes’ first began as a series of dreams that so haunted her they became a personal quest to explore possible past life memories. The journey was both eerie and exciting and the manuscript finaled and won second place in the Women’s Fiction category of the 2006 Tara Awards.
Anna is inspired to write about interesting characters whose lives
take them on journeys we can all enjoy and perhaps learn something meaningful from.
A wife, mother and doting new grandmother of two– Anna's daughter works in the dental profession and is happily married to a wonderful guy who recently served in Iraq and is now back and working towards his college degree. Her son is attending college in California and pursuing his own writing and film-making dreams. This former city girl and her country boy husband live on 45 wooded acres in one of Oregon’s enchanted forests. Their log home contains an interesting collection of Flapper and Prohibition memorabilia inspired by her first novel and an animal menagerie of one pug, one cat, one horse, two wolf-hybrids, a red-tailed hawk named Lucky and a feisty but lovable African grey parrot named Warlock.