A Real Anna Casey

Anna Casey's Place in the World
Anna Casey and brother Jordan Casey

Imagine my surprise when I got an email from a woman in Birmingham saying she was Anna Casey’s mother–and I always thought that Anna was an orphan.

Here is proof that while Anna Casey is a character I dreamed up she is also a real girl.

This is the living, breathing Anna at the Oneonta Public Library. And who is that holding up a copy of Crossing Jordan? It’s Anna’s brother, Jordan.


“I know! Let’s make a pyramid!”

Cadette troupe from Wakulla County, Florida, with copies of Anna Casey.

Anna Casey's Place in the World
Top Row L to R: Jessica Varner, Marissa Brown, Ashlee Anderson.
Bottom Row L to R: Jenafer Powell, the author, Brooke Brown, Jessica Moody.
Foreground: Cataia Ives