Anne Blackburne has always felt God’s blessing in her life, especially in difficult times when she knew there was someone “bigger than she” to lean upon.
Anne loves telling stories; something she credits to her father, who was always good for a tall tale of his years as a fighter pilot, or an anecdote about life. Through his work, he introduced Anne and her siblings to people from all over the world, broadening their understanding that God’s children are very different, and also very much the same. For this, she will always be grateful.
Anne’s mother showed her how to achieve her goals in life, leading by example as a woman who earned a masters degree in the 1950s, a time when most women didn’t attend college, let alone pursue graduate degrees. Another strong female inspiration in her life was her mother’s aunt, an editor in New York City during the 1920’s. She also gives credit to her five siblings, all of whom support each other’s dreams and goals.
The mother of five brilliant children (no bias here!), and surrogate mom to two standard poodles and one fluffy orange cat, Anne enjoys writing sweet, inspirational romance and cozy mysteries. She is very excited to be represented by Tamela Murray with the Steve Laube Agency, and looks forward to her first novel, “Ruth’s Ginger Snap,” a Willow Creek Amish romance, being published in the near future. More on that as it becomes available!
When she isn’t writing or working at her day job as the managing editor of a weekly newspaper in Southeast Ohio, Anne enjoys traveling to exciting new and beloved old places; visiting with friends, preferably on her front deck on a warm summer afternoon; swimming, kayaking, reading (she admits to three hours a day), and participating in community theater. She sings in her church choir and loves coffee and donut time after services, when she gets to see people she only sees at church. If Anne could live anywhere at all, it would be by water, where she would spend a lot of time walking in the sand, communing with God, through the wonder of His nature, and searching for sea glass.
Anne believes Life is Good!