About Anne McCarthy Strauss

Anne McCarthy Strauss has been writing since she penciled The Princeton Street News, a weekly report on the lives of her Long Island, New York neighbors, at age ten. Today, she is a versatile novelist, writer, interviewer, researcher and public relations pro who focuses on shelter, alternative healthcare, technology and women’s fiction.

After majoring in Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anne pursued a career in corporate public relations and freelance writing. She is the author of A Medical Affair (Booktrope 2013) and The Passion Thief (Booktrope 2014).

Anne has written for both consumer and trade magazines including Old House Journal, Waterfront Home & Design, Design Trade Magazine, Design New England, Design Industry News, Distinction, Log Home Design Ideas and Florida Design Review. She has been a regular contributor to Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Vineyard Style. She also writes content for a number of technology companies.

Anne lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with her husband and their two unconditionally loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) She appeared on HBO in the film Hard Times: Lost on Long Island (Blowback Productions, 2010). When not writing, she’s likely to be hiking, kayaking, painting, crafting, swimming, or spending time with her dogs. Whenever possible, she travels to Pawleys Island, South Carolina for a retreat of uninterrupted writing.

Anne is hard at work on her next novel and on a non-fiction book on long-term marriage.



Anne’s first novel, A Medical Affair, (Booktrope 2013, Amazon Encore 2014) is the intriguing story of a doctor who violates a sacred medical oath by having an affair with one of his patients. Her second novel, The Passion Thief, (Booktrope 2014) is the story of a a woman, aptly named Betty Boomer, in a stale midlife marriage, and her encounter with the one who got away.


On the shelter side, Anne has written for both consumer and trade magazines including Old House Journal, Waterfront Home & Design, Design Trade MagazineDistinction, Log Home Design Ideas and Florida Design Review. She has written regularly for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Vineyard Style.


In addition to writing novels and articles, Anne has also contributed writing, public relations, and social media to numerous technology companies. Her corporate clients include Verint Systems, Avotus, FalconStor Software, Softheon, Inc., and others.


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