ANNA SCHMIDT is a three times finalist for the coveted RITA award for romance fiction and has been honored twice by Romantic Times magazine with their Reviewer's Choice Award. She also consistently receives top reviews from Publishers Weekly, Amazon and Goodreads.
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MORE ABOUT ANNA... ANNA has been writing in both the romance and inspirational categories for several years. Recently she issued her coming of age and book club historical--THE WINTERKEEPER--in e-book and print formats. Anna especially enjoys researching the historical settings she prefers when telling her stories. Publisher's Weekly had high praise for Anna's WWII series--THE PEACEMAKERS--stating that Schmidt "seamlessly integrates...actual events, and the courageous real-life individuals who fought against Hitler's regime, with her fictional characters and their story, to produce a strong tale of hope and love in the face of insurmountable obstacles." Critics have also called Anna 'a natural writer, spinning tales reminiscent of old favorites like Miracle on 34th Street.' Her characters have been called 'realistic' and 'endearing' and one reviewer raved, "I love Anna Schmidt's style of writing!"
Having survived her own battle with uterine cancer and the death of her beloved husband, she discovered wellsprings of compassion and caring she never knew she possessed when family members and friends faced their own health challenges. She often draws on the questions she has faced in her own life in creating her characters. Readers regularly write to let her know that a character's story touched them on a deep personal level.
The author of over forty works of historical and contemporary fiction, Anna worked in the corporate world for two international companies, taught at the college level and is a popular presenter of hands-on workshops.