Anne Ursu is an American author based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her newest work, Breadcrumbs, a middle grade novel published by Walden Pond Press, was released September 27, 2011. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a story of the struggle to hold on, and of the things we leave behind.
Ursu has also written a trilogy for middle grade readers, Cronus Chronicles, (published by Atheneum), involving two cousins' adventures in the realms of Greek mythology. The individual titles are The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire.
Formerly, Ursu was a popular unofficial blogger for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. On that blog www.bat-girl.com, Ursu adopted the persona of Batgirl. Batgirl used a unique idiom and developed a site-specific Twins mythology that fans carry on. She announced her retirement from blogging on May 23, 2007, but began using Twitter under the name TwinsBatgirl on September 10, 2010.
- Spilling Clarence, Hyperion, 2003—Winner of the 2003 New Voice (first-time author) award from the Minnesota Book Awards.
- “The President’s New Clothes,” Politically Inspired, MacAdam/Cage, 2003
- The Disapparation of James, Hyperion, 2004. As recommended by Nancy Pearl in More Book Lust.
- The Shadow Thieves, Atheneum, 2006. (The first book in a trilogy entitled The Cronus Chronicles).
- The Siren Song, Atheneum, 2007. (The second book in a trilogy entitled The Cronus Chronicles).
- The Immortal Fire, Atheneum, 2009. (The third book in the trilogy entitled The Cronus Chronicles).
- Breadcrumbs, HarperCollins, 2011.
- Articles in the Washington Post Book World, the StarTribune, on Salon.com, and ESPN.com
- Anne Ursu web site
- Batgirl web site
- Cronus Chronicles site
- Anne Ursu at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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