Born and raised at the South Jersey shore, Anne Kelleher has been writing from the time she could read. Her first novel, about a pair of pirate sisters who sailed the Carribean looking for love and adventure, was completed when she was in high school. Annie's been looking for the same ever since, mostly recently on the shores of the Pacific in Kailua-Kona, HI. An eternal optimist, Annie refuses to accept the bleak visions painted by popular dystopias and insists that perceived limitations only reflect a lack of imagination.
Reflecting Annie's own eclectic interests, diverse work history, broad educational background as well as an enormous family with many-layered relationships, her work ranges from historical romance (The Highwayman) to her contemporary series of celebrity supernatural short stories - most recently "Walking with Elvis." Although her first love is sf/fantasy, Annie is most proud of her "David" series - How David Met Sarah and When David Was Surprised - which was inspired by her youngest brother, who has Down Syndrome. Written at an elementary reading level, the stories appeal not only to developmentally disabled adults, but to anyone who seeks to understand what it's like to be differently-abled.
The mother of four, and the grandmother of two, Annie holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Another Anime Convention 2015 - October 16-18, 2015 in Manchester, NH