About the author

Anna Brentwood

<p>Anna (which is her real first name) was a bookworm almost since birth. An active professional PAN &amp; PRO member of RWA, Northwest Independent Writers Association,&nbsp;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&#39;s debut novel, &lsquo;The Songbird with Sapphire Eyes&rsquo; 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&rsquo;s Fiction category of the 2006 Tara Awards. Anna&#39;s novel (to her surprise) has become a series with a prequel, &#39;Mermaid&#39;s Treasure&#39; and a soon-to-be-released sequel which will take readers on a journey through the 1940&#39;s with Hannah&#39;s son, wartime hero, playboy and New York mobster, Anthony Gallo. A wife, mother and doting &quot;nany&quot; of two&ndash; Anna and her husband live on 45 wooded acres in one of Oregon&rsquo;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.</p>