A bit of background

Anna Nordberg is a writer in San Francisco. For ten years she worked as an editor at InStyle, Cookie, and Sunset, covering fashion, food, travel, health, and parenting before going freelance.

A few years ago she started going through the unpublished writing and journals of her mother, also a writer, who died when Anna was a teenager. She’s now working on a memoir about becoming a mother without her mom, looking at the way loss unfolds throughout a life.

Anna’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Washington Post, OZY, and Sunset. She is a member of the Writers Grotto. Born and raised in Manhattan, she has loved living on the West Coast for the last decade but will probably always feel like a New Yorker.