Anna Mackenzie has written several young adult novels. The Sea-wreck Stranger, the first volume of her trilogy, won an Honour Award at the NZ Post Children's Book Awards, was joint winner of the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award and was awarded a prestigious White Raven Award for outstanding children's literature. The book has been published in both Australia and France. Ebony Hill, the sequel, was published in 2010 to high acclaim.It was a CLF Notable Book of 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2011 NZ Post Children's Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction category. Finder's Shore, the final book in the trilogy, was published in June 2011. Anna is also the author of Shadow of the Mountain. Anna lives in on a farm the Hawke's Bay with her family. She works as a magazine editor and teaches creative writing.