Meet the Authors: Ana Brazil

Ana Brazil is author of the historical mystery Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper and winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association 2018 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Historical Fiction. Ana earned her master's degree in American history from Florida State University, has worked as an architectural historian, and now writes fiction full time. Her heroines are independent American women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who worked smart, fought hard, and persisted always. Her historic ghost story “Mr. Borden Does Not Quite Remem—” is a podcast on Kings River Life, and her story “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending” appears in the Fault Lines anthology from the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime. After many years in the South, Ana lives in Oakland, CA. See more at