A voracious reader from childhood, she credits an early library card with sparking a desire to write fiction. Her early influences were Zane Gray, James Michener, LaVyrle Spencer and a lifetime of people watching.
Anne has served as President of Women Writing the West, WILLA Award Chair and category judge for Western Writers of America SPUR Award. Her short stories and essays have appeared in print magazines, and are in a collection, Gifts of Pottery. She now lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, dogs, and several free-range chickens. Her interest include traveling in the West, museum hopping and hiking in the Oregon woods.
If you like sweet romances than you will like this sweet romantic story of hardscrabble American settlers in remote California in an era of earthquakes, bandidos and landgrabs. Part of the Central California Series that follows a white and a Salinan (Mission) Indian family during the Spanish, Mexican and American conquest of California.