About Anne

Anne Van is an artist, fashionista, turned writer. She has a Masters Degree in Fine Art and attended Waseda University in Tokyo Japan on a scholarship. She has exhibited her artwork all over the United States and one of her works was displayed in a museum in Picasso’s hometown of Malaga, Spain.
 After several years toiling as a fine artist, she switched gears to pursue another passion, fashion. Anne went to FIDM in Los Angeles and designed sportswear for major retailers. All the while she heard stories in her head. So one day she quit fashion and finally put her stories on paper.
 Since then Anne has published an article in Victorian Homes Magazine (another passion) and a non-fiction story in The Best Women’s Travel Writing of 2011 about her time living in Tokyo, Japan. Going Underground won the gold Sola award for best cultural travel story. Anne also writes fiction and her steampunk story, The Unseen Wonder, is published in the historical anthology, Gaslight: A Golden Light Anthology and also as a stand-alone mini-ebook in the Chimera Series. Her YA debut,Tokyo Dare, was published last year. 
 Anne continues to write the stories that fill her head. She lives in a lodge home high in the hills of Grants Pass, Oregon, along with three rescue cats, including one that has six toes, and her TV composer husband who thankfully doesn’t.