Dynamic novelist Ann Bridges is a native of Chicago who fell in love with Silicon Valley while earning her B.S. degree from Stanford University. Settling in San Jose, she embarked on a challenging career spanning operations, finance, and marketing executive positions in the exploding convergence of the technology, communications, and entertainment industries.
Years of intimate business experience earned in the diverse world of Silicon Valley form the foundation of Ann Bridges’ addictive, intelligent fiction. She captures real-world elements and balances complex plots with genuine characters and provocative twists in a literary style that appeals to both genders.
Her “Silicon Valley Series” of novels redefine contemporary suspense by blending her unique insider’s knowledge of Silicon Valley within the framework of sexy, fast-paced, international thrillers depicting China’s growing influence on America’s economic powerhouse.
Her debut novel, Private Offerings, was named Best Business Fiction of 2015 by Wealth Management Magazine. San Jose Mercury News and Upside journalists, as well as fellow businesspeople, acclaim it for its authenticity and timeliness. Its sequel, Rare Mettle, tackles the controversial issue of global free trade juxtaposed against rising political tensions. Ringing endorsements from industry experts and military insiders validate her fictional account of the critical significance of rare earth metals to our 21st century lifestyle and national security.
Her latest novel, Kit’s Mine, exposes the plight of immigrant Chinese and native Californios fighting injustice in 1870 post-Gold Rush California. It is the first in the historical “Daring California Series” of untold stories of Northern California’s immigrants.
Ann Bridges is a featured speaker at leading business conferences and universities, talking about the impact of technology worldwide and the need to better understand the role of China in our past, present, and future. She is also a frequent guest on national radio shows sharing insights on today’s Silicon Valley and the issues affecting today’s consumers, investors, and writers. A fervent believer in sharing her experiences with the next generation, she has recently joined ranks with creative organization Taliesin Nexus and think-tank Heartland Institute to promote freedom of ideas and marketplaces.