Anna Snoekstra was born in Canberra, Australia to two civil servants. At the age of seventeen, she decided to avoid a full-time job and a steady wage to move to Melbourne and become a writer. She studied Creative Writing and Cinema at The University of Melbourne, followed by Screenwriting at RMIT University.
After finishing university, Anna wrote for independent films and fringe theatre and directed music videos. During this time, she worked as a cheesemonger, a waitress, a Christmas elf, a nanny, a receptionist, a cinema attendant and a film reviewer.
Anna now lives with her husband and tabby cat and works full-time writing. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Filmme Fatales and she is a regular contributor to Lindsay. Her first novel Only Daughter was released in 2016, and her second, Little Secrets, is out now in bookstores.
Only Daughter is to be distributed in more than 19 countries and adapted for the screen by Universal Pictures from a script finalised recently by Erin Cressida Wilson, whose credits include The Girl on the Train and Secretary?
Little Secrets is her second book, and she has two more novels coming out in 2018, MERCY POINT in June and THE SPITE GAME in October.