Anne Rouen is an award-winning historical fiction author whose writing is inspired by the opulent operatic era of 19th century France. This passion was ignited from delving into her own French heritage, and a lifelong love of historical fiction writing. And so, 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 of Australia, 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 everyday demands through the hand of Anne Rouen. In August 2014, Anne's first ever published ebook was awarded the Silver Medal for Modern Historical Literature in Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards and both books in the Master of Illusion series have been nominated in a gamut of industry awards. Prior to this, Lynn received a Highly Commended in the Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards 2011 for the short story '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 and other current issues that are close to her heart.