I’m an author. Anna Herlihy, the author.
I’m currently working on a science fiction series entitled Clarity. The Watch (Clarity: Book One) was published in January 2014, and Ice (Clarity: Book Two) in March 2015. As for my other writing projects, I’ve got a Clarity spin-off series and a fantasy epic in the works. My hands full with all the writing I want to do, but what’s life without goals, right?
The best way to see into a writer’s soul is to know what they read, so here’s my soul: Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, Patrick Rothfuss and George RR Martin and JRR Tolkien, Harry Potter and The Awakening, Crime and Punishment and Dune. I’ve marveled at the beauty of L’Inferno, In Search of Lost Time, and Othello. I live in my books, and my books have shaped the person I am today. I am Hermione, Arya, and Elizabeth all in one.
Aside from writing and reading, I am a student. Not in the traditional sense, as I’m just now, at 22, finally gaining some traction in my college savings account, but in the sense that I dearly love to learn. Instead of waiting idly for the time when I can afford a degree, I teach myself, follow new research, and have made amazing friends in the scientific community. Particle cosmology is my main focus. I also follow regular self-study courses in higher mathematics, neuroscience (in support of my developing anthropic principle theory), quantum mechanics, philosophy of science, and moral psychology.
What else is there to know about me?
I run two marathons a year as a rule. I am a Buddhist, violinist, and herbalist.