Anna Quinn is a writer, teacher, and the owner of The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore in Port Townsend, WA. She has thirty years of experience teaching and leading writing workshops across the country. Her writing has appeared in Writers’ Digest, Psychology Today, Literature Circles and Response, Practical Aspects of Authentic Assessment, Instructor, and Washington 129 Anthology. Anna’s first novel, “The Night Child”, was published by Blackstone Publishing and released Jan. 30th, 2018, and was recently listed as a #1 Amazon bestseller in Psychological Literary Fiction.
Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain says this about The Night Child: ”A powerful, beautifully written, transformative novel…’Must-read’ is not a phrase I use often; I am using it now: you must read this book!”
Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Contents May Have Shifted, says,
“The Night Child is packed with riveting detail and radical emotional honesty, motored by a powerful (what I think of as a “life depends upon it”) authorial voice, this book does at least fifteen things novels are not supposed to be able to do. I won’t name them, but I will tell you that it will stand you up against yourself in all the best ways possible. You will love this night child, and she will remind you to love the night child inside you. I can’t remember a novel in which I have been more deeply emotionally invested.”
And from Booklist: “The Night Child is an exhilarating debut: Quinn immediately pulls the reader in and doesn’t let go until the final scene. She commands each page and expertly dives into the inner working of a broken mind. This fast-paced, riveting novel of coping with the past while trying to salvage life in the present is hard to put down.”
THE NIGHT CHILD was also selected as one of Book Bub’s list of “new books like Jodi Picoult’s” : https://media.bookbub.com/blog/2018/01/15/new-books-like-jodi-picoult-2018/
It was also selected as a “Best Book for Book Clubs 2018”:
Anna is a member of the Seattle 7, a nonprofit collective of Pacific Northwest authors including Kristin Hannah, Timothy Egan, Maria Semple and many more. The mission of the Seattle7 is to foster and support a passion for the written word in our community and everywhere. When she isn’t writing or finding homes for books at her bookstore, Quinn is hiking the Olympic Mountains or kayaking the Salish Sea.