Anne O’Brien was born in West Yorkshire. After gaining a BA Honours degree in History at Manchester University and a Master’s in Education at Hull, she lived in East Yorkshire for many years as a teacher of history.
She now lives with her husband in an eighteenth-century timber-framed cottage in the depths of the Welsh Marches in Herefordshire, on the borders between England and Wales, where she writes historical novels. The perfect place in which to bring medieval women back to life.
Her novel of Joanna of Navarre, The Queen’s Choice, was a Sunday Times Best Seller.
Her new novel The Queen’s Rival, about the life of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, was published on 3rd September 2020.