Anna Dale

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Anna Dale
Born 1971 (age 46–47)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality United Kingdom
Period 2004–present
Genre Fantasy, Magic
Subject Magic
Notable works Whispering to Witches

Anna Dale (born 1971) is a United Kingdom author of children's books.

She was born in 1971, and lived in Suffolk and Hampshire before settling in Essex when she was seven. Anna spent most of her childhood in a village called Writtle, and attended the local grammar school.

She left Writtle to study History at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and she lived in Canterbury for three years. Later, when she came to write Whispering to Witches, she drew on her memories of those student days in Canterbury.[1] She then got an MA in Writing for Children from King Alfred's College in Winchester.

She was working as a bookshop assistant in Southampton when Whispering to Witches was picked up by Bloomsbury Publishing, publisher of the Harry Potter books.[2] The book was reprinted several times and was distributed in 12 countries.[1]