The Reason Anya Is Called Annie
You might find this surprising, but the series that most inspired me when I was writing the Anya Balanchine books was Anne of Green Gables.
This article by Sarah Mesle captures so much of what the Anne books meant and mean to me.
I love the quote Mesle uses at the end:
“Dear old world,” Anne murmurs, in what is to me her most important moment, “You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”