From her first poem at age ten and her first short story at age twelve, Anne can’t help writing about her two favorite things – magic and love. An unrepentant nerd, she started out in biomedical research but ended up writing software manuals instead. She spent many years as a member of science fiction and historical reenactment groups and has been at various times a Renaissance scholar, a druidess, a pirate wench, a saloon floozy, a belly dancer and a chain-mail-wearing warrior maiden.
Still, her first love is writing stories. It doesn’t matter whether the story is set in the middle ages, Victorian times, the present day or far in the future. If it has both love and magic in it, she will write about it. Also, Anne writes young adult historical fantasy under the name of Ann Finnin.
A native of Southern California, Anne lives in the hills above Los Angeles with her husband Dave, and a dog of indeterminate breed named Rufus.