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Anne de Graaf is an award-winning writer and is the author of more than eighty children's books and four adult novels and speaker of many children books. She has won the International Historical Fiction Christy Award in 2000 for Out of the Red Shadow, the final book of her Hidden Harvest series, and the East European Christian Children's Book Award in 2007 for Dance Upon the Sea.
Anne de Graaf was born in San Francisco, graduated from Stanford University, and currently lives in Ireland and the Netherlands with her husband and their two children. Besides her work as an author, she has also worked as a journalist for the Dutch National Press Club, and as an economics translator for the Dutch government. She is a member of the British Society of Authors in London and the Rotary Club Westland-Polanen in The Netherlands.