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Anne Blankman

Biography

Anne Blankman

Anne Blankman may have been meant to be a writer because her parents named her for Anne of Green Gables. She grew up in an old house with gables (gray, unfortunately) in upstate New York. When she wasn't writing or reading, she was rowing on the crew team, taking ballet lessons, fencing and swimming. She graduated from Union College with degrees in English and history, which comes in handy when she writes historical fiction.

After earning a master's degree in information science, Anne began working as a youth services librarian. Currently, she lives in southeastern Virginia with her family. When she's not writing young adult fiction, she's playing with her daughter, training for races with her husband, working at her amazing library branch, learning to knit (badly), and reading.

Anne Blankman is the author of PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG, the first in a three-book deal slated for publication on April 22, 2014 from Balzer + Bray | HarperCollins. The sequel will come out in April 2015, and a standalone novel will be released in 2016. Anne is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

Anne Blankman

Books by Anne Blankman

by Anne Blankman - Fiction, History, Holocaust, Young Adult 13+

Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects. Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world. By day she helps transcribe the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. One night, the king’s men arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father, and she is now determined to save him. Elizabeth goes to Oxford with her father’s houseguest, Antonio Viviani. Antonio is determined, but can she trust him? When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished epic, Elizabeth must decide whether to stick with her old life or tear apart the very fabric of society.

by Anne Blankman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Holocaust, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

More than a year after she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich, Gretchen Whitestone lives in England, posing as an ordinary German immigrant. Her love, Daniel, is a reporter in town. But then Daniel gets a telegram that sends him back to Germany, and Gretchen's world turns upside down. When she receives word that Daniel is wanted for murder, she has to face the danger she thought she'd escaped --- and return to her homeland. And as Gretchen and her former contacts in the Nazi Elite work to clear Daniel's name, Gretchen and Daniel discover a deadly conspiracy stretching from the slums of Berlin to the Reichstag itself. Can they dig up the explosive truth and get out in time --- or will Hitler discover them first?

by Anne Blankman - Historical Thriller, Youth Fiction

Gretchen Müller grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her uncle Dolf—who has kept her family cherished and protected from the darker side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's. But Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.