Mining Engineer by day, writer by night, Australian-born Anna Hackett grew up a reader without dreams of being a writer. "I wasn't one of those kids who was always writing stories," Anna notes. "I was too busy reading." But in 2006, on a work trip to a gold mine, something changed. "I figured, I'd read so many romances, how hard could it be to write one? Little did I know!"
She bought some how-to books, joined some writers groups and started writing. "As a teen, I raided my mother's romances and my father's shelves of action adventure books," she remembers. "So no surprise I love writing action-adventure stories with a strong dose of romance." Add in a lifetime love of ancient history and mythology (she's been to Egypt twice) and it became apparent that paranormal romance was a perfect fit.
Anna learned the importance of grabbing every opportunity that presents itself. In 2008 she entered a pitch contest on eHarlequin.com and was selected to pitch her short story online. The story sold to Nocturne Bites and Anna found herself with an editor.
After three years in beautiful Denver, Colorado, Anna and her English-American husband currently live in an isolated mining town in northern Australia. When she's not wearing her boots and hard hat, Anna is at her computer, working on her paranormal romances.