Anne Fortier was born in Denmark and grew up in the windblown town of Holstebro in Western Jutland. Thanks to her mother, Birgit Malling Eriksen, Anne developed a love of languages and adventure at an early age. She was an avid reader and spent many hours with her nose buried in an atlas, plotting suspenseful stories around the world. She began writing in earnest at age 11 and submitted her first manuscript to a Danish publisher at 13.
After completing a Master's Degree in Communication and a Ph.D. in History of Ideas from Aarhus University, Anne began working in television. She immigrated to the US in 2002 and co-produced the Emmy-winning documentary FIRE AND ICE: THE WINTER WAR OF FINLAND AND RUSSIA. In 2005 her first novel, HYRDER PÅ BJERGET, was published in Copenhagen by Lindhardt & Ringhof. The novel was written in Danish, and no English version exists.
While working at the Institute for Humane Studies in Arlington, Virginia, Anne sold her second book, JULIET, to Ballantine/Random House. JULIET was published in 2010 and became a New York Times-bestseller. It has since been published in over 30 countries worldwide, and the film & tv-rights have been optioned several times. It should surprise no one that the inspiration for the book came from a trip to Siena with Anne's mother, who is still Anne's go-to authority on all things Italian.
Anne's third novel, THE LOST SISTERHOOD, was published in 2014 and became an international seller as well. Anne is currently working with a team in LA to turn both THE LOST SISTERHOOD and JULIET into television.
When Anne isn't writing scripts or mentoring aspiring writers, she is hard at work editing her fourth novel. Rest assured it will be a grand adventure that takes you on a wild ride through ancient legends and beautiful present-day Italy.