After gaining a B.A. Honours degree in History at Manchester University and a Masters degree in education at Hull, Anne O'Brien lived in Yorkshire as a teacher of history. Always a prolific reader, she enjoyed historical fiction and was encouraged to try her hand at writing. Leaving teaching - but not her love of history - she wrote her first historical romance, a Mills & Boon Regency novel published in 2005.
Anne now lives with her husband in an eighteenth century timber-framed cottage in the depths of Herefordshire, a wild, beautiful place on the borders between England and Wales, renowned for its black and white timbered houses, ruined castles, priories and magnificent churches. Steeped in history, famous people and bloody deeds as well as ghosts and folk lore has given her inspiration for her writing.