Anna Furtado is the author of The Briarcrest Chronicles series, novels set in the Renaissance about women who just can’t seem to keep from getting in trouble with Church and local authorities. The novels are love stories with plenty of romantic tension and action. The Heart’s Desire-Book One of the Briarcrest Chronicles was a finalist for the Golden Crown Literary Society “Goldie” award and tells the story of a noblewoman and a spice merchant in a progressive English town. The Heart’s Strength-Book Two was nominated for several awards and continues the story begun in Book One. It includes the introduction of a new generation of strong women. The Heart’s Longing-Book Three brings the story full-circle as one of the contemporary characters straddles the past and the present to find answers to a mystery, all the while falling in love.
In addition to writing fiction, Anna is also a regular contributor of reviews on lesbian fiction for the Lambda Literary Review. Anna is married to her partner of over 25 years and they live in the San Francisco Bay Area.