Anne Leigh Parrish hails from upstate New York, attended high school in Princeton, New Jersey, graduated from the University of Colorado, then settled in Seattle, Washington, where she earned her MBA at the University of Washington.
It was after her graduate work she realized that her love of writing must be pursued, and she has been writing constantly ever since. Her prolific work has garnered numerous awards and accolades, and is found both online and in print. Anne feels that "literature is essential to remind us that we're not alone."
Anne's writing success came after years of living a life of odd jobs, and attending community college, learning to be an auto mechanic -- information that she still finds helpful. Then came her advanced schooling. But for her, it all comes back to the written word, a life that she believes chose her.
Her short stories have been published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review, American Short Fiction, PANK, and many other anthologies, and literary works. Her debut collection, All The Roads That Lead From Home, was published by Press 53 in October 2011, and won the 2012 Independent Publishers Book Awards Silver Medal for Best Short Story Collection.
Anne lives in Seattle with her husband, John Christiansen.