Meet Anna

What happens when geek girls grow up?  This one became a writer.

You’ve met me (or someone like me) before. I was the girl who spun in circles on the playground hoping my Wonder Woman costume would magically appear before playing cops and robbers a la Charlie’s Angels–Sabrina was my favorite. I was the girl in the back of the class with a paperback romance hidden in her algebra book (and yes, I failed algebra). I was the girl making up stories about the Starship Enterprise and trying to figure out how I could join the Hardy Boys on their latest adventure.

I can’t remember not having a book in my hand or a story in my head. Growing up in the 70′s and 80′s meant there weren’t a lot of YA books, so I ventured early into mainstream fiction and read Stephen King’s CARRIE at the age of 8. Discovering Nora Roberts and romance novels early in high school opened my eyes to the wonders of storytelling and the beauty of a happily ever after.

There’s something incredible about creating something out of nothing, of having a glimmer of an idea transform itself into a story somewhere between thought and fingers.Creating rich characters with life altering conflicts, setting them on their journeys of self-discovery to their happily ever afters is what I live to do. It’s what I love doing. Those who say writing is hard work aren’t lying–at times the process is excruciating. But there is nothing like the rush that comes from bringing a story to life with the stroke of the pen or the click of the keys.

So here I am, many years later, an English Degree on my wall, a Golden Heart nomination behind me, countless stories in my head, and coping with a serious addiction to STAR TREK, SUPERNATURAL, and SHERLOCK. A hybrid author writing sweet and mainstream romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. Life doesn’t get any better than that.


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Short/Traditional Bio:

A geek at heart, former Golden Heart finalist, USA Today and national bestselling hybrid author Anna J Stewart writes “refreshingly unique, quietly humorous, and profoundly moving romance” (RT Book Reviews). Her books include the Honor Bound series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, The Butterfly Harbor stories (for Harlequin Heartwarming), and The Nemesis Files (light romantic suspense).  Her Writer’s Box articles are regularly featured on USA Today’s HEA Blog. Anna lives in Northern California where she deals with a serious Supernatural & Sherlock addiction, surrounds herself with friends and family. In her spare time you can find Anna hanging out at the movie theater, traveling with her best friend, or losing herself in the crazy, sublime world of fan conventions.



In Memoriam.

I lost my beautiful, annoying, ever-present feline editor Snickers in April of 2018. Those with shadow pets know how hard this can be, but I’m so grateful for the years I had with her. Hold and hug your fur babies tight. They truly help light up our world. There will be more cats…but there will never be another Snickers.




Want to get to know a little more about Anna and her books?

Check out this interview she had over at WRSP Radio (podcast) on the Author’s Talk Show!

Did you know…

  • In most of her books, Anna pays homage to her all-time favorite show, SUPERNATURAL. 

  • At some point in the near future, Anna will be returning to her paranormal and urban fantasy roots. Get ready to get your magic on!

  • At one time, Anna worked as assistant to NYTimes Bestselling author Brenda Novak running her annual online auction for diabetes research. 

  • When not writing, Anna loves attending fan conventions and making dollhouse miniatures.

  • Each of Anna’s heroines is represented by a select Barbie that sits on her desk as she writes.

  • Her favorite Disney character is Tinkerbell. Followed by Dory, who just keeps swimming–Anna’s motto!