Anna Jacobs (born 1941) is an English novelist. She has published historical sagas and romances, modern novels and SF/F. As of March 2018 she has published 82 novels, most under the Anna Jacobs name and a few under two different names - Shannah Jay (SF/F), Sherry-Anne Jacobs (non-fiction and one historical romance). Jacobs writes alternate historical and modern novels. Her books are also available as ebooks. In 2006 one of her novels, Pride of Lancashire, won an award for the Australian Romantic Novel of the Year. and she has several times been shortlisted for the same award. Jacobs was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, before emigrating in 1973 to Australia.. She graduated from the University of Leeds in 1962.