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 and 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:

Anna J Stewart is a USA Today and national bestselling hybrid author of sweet to spicy contemporary romance and romantic suspense for Harlequin. A lover of storytelling and romance, she graduated from CSU Sacramento with a BA in English and spent a number of years working as personal assistant to NYTimes Bestselling author Brenda Novak where she helped to run Brenda’s annual online charity auction for diabetes research.  She’s a long-time member of Romance Writers of America, a four-time president of her local RWA chapter, a former Golden Heart and Daphne DuMaurier finalist. Most recently, her Heartwarming romance RECIPE FOR REDEMPTION was optioned for a TV movie and will air on UpTV Christmas of 2019. When she’s not writing or dealing with her Supernatural and Jason Momoa obsession, she can be found at the movie theater, at fan conventions, or wrangling the terrible two: her recently acquired sister kitties, Sherlock and Rosie.




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?

Follow The Morning Glory Project for inspirational and positive stories of perseverance and dedication. Click here to listen to the podcast interview I did in February of 2020.

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. Read for Easter Eggs!

  • While she currently writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense, her true love is paranormal romance. Hopefully one day soon she’ll get back to it!

  • 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. Well, that used to be the case. She’s since run out of room.

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