Anna was born on November 23, 1956, in Canterbury, England, United Kingdom. She moved with her family to Australia when she was three years old.
Anna grew up in a house filled with books. Her mother was a teacher librarian who relished stories as much as chocolates. ‘On Sunday mornings we’d all lie in bed with our books, lost in magical wardrobes, witches’ spells, genies’ magic… What we were going to read next was just as important in our family as what was for lunch!’ says Anna.
She started writing stories when she was eight but never imagined being an author.