Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia. Creative writing was her favourite subject at school and she wrote stories in all these different countries. Anna is a doll maker and has been a sociology lecturer at Victoria University.
Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend2013single work children's fiction children's 'Violet Mackerel has moved into her new house. There is a girl next door who could be a possible friend. Her name is Rose and she has a pink and white bedroom and a doll's house. Violet hopes that Rose might not be just a possible friend for very long. Instead, she would quite like Rose to be a very good friend.' (Publisher's blurb)
Violet Mackerel's Personal Space2012single work children's fiction children's 'Violet Mackerel has some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is about Mum and Vincent. The not-so-good news is that they have to move house. Violet is trying to be brave, but sometimes leaving your personal space can be tricky.' (Publisher's blurb)
'VIOLET MACKEREL has to have her tonsils out. Violet does NOT think this is a good idea. She prefers NOT to have things taken out. But the tonsils have to go. And that's okay, because maybe Violet will make the most REMARKABLE RECOVERY ever.' (Publication summary)