Who is this chick anyhow?

To flip through 48 years in a nutshell, check out her biogram (the first 300 posts at anahatafernandez on Instagram). Here are a few paragraphs that sum it up, just about. 

Anahata Fernandez is a debut novelist, an attorney, a former film producer and script writer. A British-born Canadian woman of Indian, Malaysian and Latvian descent, she was indoctrinated as a daughter of Newfoundland at the tender age of 4 when her immigrant parents chose the most Easterly point in North America to call home.  

Friends, family and colleagues call her Ahna. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from McGill University at 21 years young (1991) and obtained her law degree from The University of Calgary at the age of 24 (1994). She was called to the Alberta Bar in 1995, moved to the southern interior of British Columbia in 2000 and was admitted to British Columbia Bar in 2006.  

 She and her husband Tim Pearkes run a boutique litigation firm in Nelson, British Columbia where they are raising their daughter Nevé Fernandez-Long. Nelson is an idyllic small town nestled in the Selkirk Mountains on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake – roughly equidistant from Calgary and Vancouver – less than an hour away from the BC/WA border.