Anne Macdonald is the author of two mystery stories, DEADLINES ARE MURDER and WEDDINGS ARE MURDER, featuring amateur sleuth Samantha “Sam” Monroe. The third, TRIALS ARE MURDER, is anticipated in late 2021. Sam Monroe is the protagonist and her extended family members and friends are featured in each story.
Anne currently resides with her husband in a nice, quiet suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, where she is currently working on a fictionalized version of her family during WWII, based on letters her grandmother kept. These letters provide details and insights into what life was like when her grandfather was a Manhattan Project engineer, her uncle was a member of the 10th Mountain Division, her father who was a part of Manhattan Project related work as a teenager into his mid-twenties but rarely talked about it, and her grandmother, who kept the home fires burning.
Writing since the age of 10, her first short story was inspired by her love of history, particularly the American Revolution, her love of a good story and an active imagination. Her love of history led her to a BA and an MA in History. Her unpublished MA Thesis on Asher Benjamin, architect and builder, is held in several libraries around New England. Her active imagination and the love of a good story inspire her novels and short stories.