Anne Rouen is an award-winning historical fiction author from Australia, who is inspired by the opulent operatic age of 19th century France, the classic Belle Epoque era and the dark times of the Great War. This passion was ignited from her own heritage, combined with a lifelong love of historical fiction writing, particularly those of a similar ilk to Georgette Heyer. This is where inspiration for the Master of Illusion series was born. Anne Rouen is the alter ego of Lynn Newberry: a country woman from the New South Wales New England region, who breeds Brangus cattle by day and is a dedicated, passionate horsewoman. The lady behind Anne Rouen has completed a specialist teaching degree in the Rural Sciences department of the University of New England, and has spent most of her life involved in the agricultural industry-twenty of them as an educator. Throughout her career, Lynn has escaped the everyday demands of work through the hand of Anne Rouen. Master of Illusion-Book One was her first published novel, and it, along with its sequel, Master of Illusion-Book Two, has been nominated in several award programs, most notably, the Global Ebook Awards where it won the Silver Medal for Modern Historical Literature Fiction in 2014. Lynn has also seen success with her short story writing, achieving a Highly Commended in the Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards (2011) for The Scent of a Criminal. With a broad range of interests, Anne Rouen writes a regular blog, where she chats about her firsthand experience beating breast cancer, her love of horses and other current issues that are close to her heart. You can keep up with the latest information about Anne Rouen on social media and through her website at www.annerouen.com.