Writer Anina Bennett is the co-author (with her husband, Paul Guinan) of the illustrated historical fiction books Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel, about a 19th-century robot, and Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention, the generation-spanning tale of a family of steampunk inventors. She and Paul also created the Eisner-nominated science fiction series Heartbreakers, one of the first comic books to feature a team of female action heroes.
Anina is a former comic book editor who managed titles for First Comics and Dark Horse Comics, among other publishers, and also has a background in business writing. She has served on the boards of several nonprofits and helped found Friends of Lulu, a 1990s nonprofit dedicated to encouraging female comic book readers and creators. Currently, Anina serves on the board of Siren Nation, a women's arts organization.
She and Paul live in Portland, Oregon, where their work was recently selected for inclusion in the Oregon Historical Society’s 2016-2017 exhibit “Comic City, USA.” The creative couple also teaches comic book workshops and appears at conventions, conferences, festivals, and other events around the country.