Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:00pm

Anna Michaels lives in an enchanted cottage in Mississippi where she grows the roses that served as inspiration for her debut novel, The Tender Mercy of Roses. Her gardens are also filled with cardinals, warblers and mocking birds that swing on a suspended dragon outside her office window and entertain her while she writes.

Her love affair with words started when Anna was a child. She used to read books in a tree swing on her daddy’s farm and dream of being a writer. Also a pianist and sometimes-lyricist, Anna says she “hears the music of words.” She describes her writing process as “recording the melody and the magic of story.”

Anna loves sitting on her front porch swing with friends, singing in her church choir, watching classic movies, playing her vintage baby grand piano, and spending time with her family.

Currently, Anna and her unicorn muse are spinning another magical story. She will share details of her second novel as they unfold.

"The Tender Mercy of Roses is an unforgettable story told with astonishing skill and clarity by a truly gifted writer." -- Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

The Tender Mercy of Roses is an enchanting blend of the supernatural, mystery, and southern charm. Anna Michael’s debut novel has magical moments of insight that took my breath away!” - Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author 

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160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford