Dynamic novelist Ann Bridges redefines contemporary suspense by blending her unique insider’s knowledge of Silicon Valley within the framework of sexy, fast-paced, international suspense thrillers depicting China’s growing influence on America’s economic powerhouse.

Ms. Bridges is a native of Chicago who fell in love with Silicon Valley while earning her B.S. degree from Stanford University. Settling in San Jose, she embarked on a challenging career spanning operations, finance, and marketing executive positions in the exploding convergence of the technology, communications, and entertainment industries.

Years of intimate business experience earned in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley form the foundation of Ms. Bridges’ series of addictive, intelligent fiction. She captures real-world elements and balances complex plots with genuine characters and provocative twists in a literary style that appeals to both sexes.

Her debut novel, Private Offerings, was named a 10 Best Business Books in 2015 by Wealth Management Magazine. San Jose Mercury News and Upside journalists, as well as fellow businesspeople, acclaim it for its authenticity and timeliness.

Ms. Bridges is also a featured speaker at leading business conferences and universities, talking about the impact of technology on writers and users worldwide.