Anna (which is her real first name) was a bookworm almost since birth. An active professional PAN & PRO member of RWA, Northwest Independent Writers Association, Willamette Writers and the Rose City Romance Writers, Anna grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of the Arts where she majored in book Illustration. She pursued a versatile career in graphic arts, publications and public relations in Southern California before being lured to the Oregon wilderness by her desire to write professionally and her former-Navy Seal husband. 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's novel (to her surprise) has become a series with a prequel, 'Mermaid's Treasure' and a soon-to-be-released sequel which will take readers on a journey through the 1940's with Hannah's son, wartime hero, playboy and New York mobster, Anthony Gallo. A wife, mother and doting "nany" of two– Anna and her 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 novel and an animal menagerie that includes a cat, horse, two wolf-hybrids, a red-tailed hawk named Lucky and a feisty but lovable African grey parrot named Warlock.