Though USA TODAY Bestselling author Anne Renwick holds a Ph.D. in biology and greatly enjoyed tormenting the overburdened undergraduates who were her students, fiction has always been her first love. Today, she writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains. Anne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Anne brings an unusual perspective to steampunk. A number of years spent locked inside the bowels of a biological research facility left her permanently altered. In her steampunk world, the Victorian fascination with all things anatomical led to a number of alarming biotechnological advances. Ones that the enemies of Britain would dearly love to possess.


  • B.A. in Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. in Anthropology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Ph.D. in Cell Biology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Five Little-Known Facts:

1) Anne grew up in a small Pennsylvania town with exactly one traffic light.

2) She can play the piano (and is partial to show tunes).

3) She once worked on Wall Street (as a secretarial temp).

4) She was a teaching assistant for a medical school’s Gross Anatomy class.

5) She can wiggle her ears.



The Golden Spider

The Silver Skull

The Iron Fin (winter 2018)


A Trace of Copper

Short Stories:

The Tin Rose

Kraken & Canals (coming soon)

Box sets:

Myths and Magic



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The Elemental Web Series – Book One

A stolen clockwork spider. A forbidden romance. A murderous spy on the streets of London who must be stopped before it’s too late.

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The Elemental Web Series – Book Two

An illegal border crossing. A fake marriage. A mad German count determined to create an army of unbreakable soldiers.

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An Elemental Web Tale – A Novella

A small Welsh village. An interrupted romance. A rogue frog on the loose threatening their future.

Cover design by Karen Pinco.

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An Elemental Web Tale – A Short Story

A promise. A poison. A race to save a love balanced on the edge.


For The Golden Spider:

“A page-turning steampunk romance!”

“Brilliant! I could not put this book down.”

“Gadgets, mystery and romance… a perfect combination.”

For The Silver Skull:

“…enough sexual tension to choke a kraken.”

“Steampunk at its very best!”

“I did not want to put this book down!”

For A Trace of Copper:

“A delightful blend of modern and mystical.”
“I can’t wait to read more from this series…”

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