Anne Bradshaw is a British Author who loves writing for LDS youth. She was born in Wales but grew up in England. She now lives in the United States with her husband. Anne started writing when her four kids were all in school and she had a moment to focus on it. Many of her first beginning stories were based on British youth. She sent her stories to the New Era which quickly gave her recognition. Her work focuses on LDS youth and strives to uplift.
In an interview with Mormonartist, Anne shared that the gospel influences every story that she writes. Her work focuses on LDS topics and principles. Anne writes about the two things she knows and loves, The Church and England. She is the first published English LDS writer of intrigue involving British members of the Church. She wrote the True Miracles with Genealogy books for the LDS and non-LDS genealogists. She has written a few books and many short stories.
Sci-Fiction is also on her resume. She wrote a Sci-Fiction screenplay with Jeanne McKinney. She explained the difference between writing a screenplay and a book. “A book contains many pages of dialogue and description, whereas a screenplay is dialogue with sidenote hints at sound, scenery, music, and visual effects that come in later during production. A book can be between 80,000 to 150,000 words and more. A screenplay is usually between 15,000 and 20,000 words. A book is the whole deal, whereas a screenplay is only part of the finished product. I’m sure my training in short story writing helped a lot with the tight writing needed for screenplays.”
Anne loves writing fiction. She said that it keeps her young and like a child. It is energizing for her. Her inspirational fiction has appeared in magazines for over twelve years.