Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of a cab driver and a painter. She studied English at college, and has been assistant to the Literary Editor at Esquire magazine since 2003. She writes weekly reviews for various New York magazines, and has written several young adult novels under a pseudonym. Rumours is the long-awaited sequel to her fantastically successful novel, The Luxe.
The third book in the series, Envy will be in store on 4 May 2009.