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 is on display at the Oregon Historical Society’s exhibit “Comic City, USA,” through January 2017. The creative couple also teaches comic book workshops and appears at conventions, conferences, festivals, and other events around the country.