Writer's Portfolio


"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten"     —Rudyard Kipling

my story

Anne Marie Cannon

Anne Marie grew up in a suburb just west of Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest of six children born to a first generation French American mother and a dyed-in-the-wool 100% Irish Catholic father...or so she thought. When the author started digging around in the genealogical graveyards of her paternal ancestors she discovered her father's Irish heritage was not as pure as he believed. The revelation that her paternal great grandfather and great grandmother were in fact pure English led her to reclaim her family's English roots and write her first novel of historical fiction, a tale that begins in the South Downs of England, land of her very own ancestors.

The Bedlam series draws upon her passion for history and personal life's journey. As a social worker, she learned how society's uniquely-abled citizens have the power to transform lives. Through her own struggles, the author understands her protagonist's insanity all to well. She attended graduate school at Western Connecticut University where she studied creative and professional writing with a focus on historical fiction.

Anne Marie currently lives in Colorado where she works as a freelance writer and operates a historic walking tour company.