Private Offerings named “Best Business Fiction of 2015”
— Wealth Management Magazine
Ann Bridges integrates her vast Silicon Valley executive experience into the popular new genre of “Business Fiction.” Her intimate knowledge of boardroom decisions at emerging technology companies brings authenticity to her intelligent, sexy dramas, with a fast-paced style and relatable characters.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Coleman hires struggling public relations consultant Lynn Baker to accomplish his chance of a lifetime. Dreaming of a successful Wall Street IPO, he is unaware they are jumping into a morass of behind–the–scenes deal making threatening both their companies.
When a software bug delays their carefully crafted plans, they confront insiders’ power plays from Manhattan to Beijing, and uncover turmoil and greed of unimagined proportions. Ultimately, Eric's past commitments run headlong into Lynn’s secrets, and thrust them between competing Chinese and American interests to control his innovative technology—and the global supremacy it brings.
About the Author
ANN BRIDGES is a native of Chicago who fell in love with Northern California while earning her B.S. degree from Stanford University. Settling in San Jose, she embarked on a challenging career spanning operations, finance, and marketing executive positions in the exploding convergence of the technology, communications, and entertainment industries.
Years of intimate business experience earned in the diverse world of Silicon Valley form the foundation of Ann Bridges’ addictive, intelligent fiction. She captures real-world elements and balances complex plots with genuine characters and provocative twists in a literary style that appeals to both genders.
Her debut novel, Private Offerings, was named Best Business Fiction of 2015 by Wealth Management Magazine. San Jose Mercury News and Upside journalists, as well as fellow businesspeople, acclaim it for its authenticity and timeliness. Its sequel, Rare Mettle, tackles the controversial issue of global free trade juxtaposed against rising political tensions. Ringing endorsements from industry experts and military insiders validate her fictional account of the critical significance of rare earth metals to our 21st century lifestyle and national security. Her latest novel, Kit’s Mine, exposes the plight of immigrant Chinese and native Californios fighting injustice in 1870 post-Gold Rush California, another in a series of untold stories.
Ann Bridges is a featured speaker at leading business conferences and universities, talking about the impact of technology worldwide and the need to better understand the role of China in our past, present, and future. She is also a frequent guest on national radio shows sharing insights on today's Silicon Valley and the issues affecting today's consumers and investors. A fervent believer in sharing her experiences with the next generation, she has recently joined ranks with creative organization Taliesin Nexus and think-tank Heartland Institute to promote freedom of ideas and marketplaces.