Anna Foxkirk is an award-winning author. She writes fast-paced, historical 'herstories' putting extraordinary women front and centre, and transporting you to another era.
I inherited my love of historical stories from my father, who was also a historical fiction author and introduced me to Georgette Heyer and Daphne du Maurier at a very impressionable age!
After graduating with an MA in history, I spent eight years in the British military: including a stint living in Edinburgh Castle (where history is steeped in its frigid stone walls and howls at you from the ramparts); a posting to Germany; four operational tours in war-torn Bosnia. During those years, I may have shed my rose-tinted spectacles, but I also developed a real appreciation of humanity's capacity for compassion, kindness, resilience and survival. Having had a front row seat in the arena of history in-the-making, I don't think I'll ever take life's precious gifts for granted again.
Never a career officer, I left the army, survived a couple of years in public relations running Microsoft UK's Press Centre, before becoming an English and history teacher.
Arriving in Australia in 2013, I decided it was high time I pursued my writing dreams.
Now, when I’m not doggedly tracking a historical gold thread, or pulling my hair out trying to translate sources written in a foreign language, or trailing after the distant echo of a character from a bygone but totally riveting era, you’ll find me here, at my desk, trying to conjure the past into words and words into a story...
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N.B. In case you spotted some lighthearted upbeat women's contemporary novellas by Anna Foxkirk, yes, that's me too ... While historical fiction is my first love, post-stroke and during the Covid hiatus, I wrote some mad escapist 'fish-out-of-water' novellas: my Passport to Love series. I think there's a side note to them on here somewhere ...
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