About the author

Anne Goodwin

<br>Anne Goodwin’s drive to understand what makes people tick led to a career in clinical psychology. That same curiosity now powers her fiction.<br><br>Anne writes about the darkness that haunts her and is wary of artificial light. She makes stuff up to tell the truth about adversity, creating characters to care about and stories to make you think. She explores identity, mental health and social justice with compassion, humour and hope. <br><br>An award-winning short-story writer, she has published three novels and a short story collection with small independent press, Inspired Quill. Her debut novel,<em> </em><em>Sugar and Snails</em>, was shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. <br><br>Away from her desk, Anne guides book-loving walkers through the Derbyshire landscape that inspired Charlotte Brontë’s<em> Jane Eyre</em>.<br><br>Subscribers to her newsletter can download a free e-book of award-winning short stories.<br>