Author AnneMarie Brear
I was born a small town in N.S.W. Australia, to English parents from Yorkshire, UK. I am the youngest of five children.
As a child I loved reading and listening to music, my favourite being ABBA, though I grew up liking a great variety of music. My love of reading fiction started at an early age with Enid Blyton’s novels, before moving on into more adult stories such as Catherine Cookson’s novels as a teenager.
Living in England, during the 1980s I discovered a love of history by visiting the many and varied places of historical interest.
The road to publication was long and winding with a few false starts, but I finally became published in 2006. Since that time, many novels and several short stories published. My contemporary romance, Hooked on You, written under the pen name, Anne Whitfield, was a 2011 finalist for the international EPIC award.
However, currently, I’m writing only historical novels, mainly set in Yorkshire and/or Australia in the eras covering from Victorian to WWII. My books are available in ebook and paperback from bookstores, especially online bookstores such as Amazon.
Watching movies is a favourite past time and I enjoy reading and gardening. Spending time visiting old country estates and castles is something I enjoy doing, too, and it helps me to gain ideas for my books. I am interested in genealogy and researched my family trees.
I love chocolate (who doesn’t?) and I enjoy travelling, cooking and surfing the web (research purposes, obviously, not wasting time on Facebook!)
(AnneMarie Brear, November 2017)