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Ann Harth studied psychology in New York before moving to Australia to travel, build a home and raise children. Before becoming a full time writer and tutor, she waited tables, bar-tended, picked strawberries and punched keys on various tills. She also spent many years working with children with special needs which is where some of the ideas for her stories originated.
As a writer of various genres, Ann has been published internationally. Her fiction and non-fiction children’s books are available in Australia, the USA and the UK. She has also written over 120 short stories for various magazines and educational programs.
Ann enjoys writing for any age group. She has had success in the Smart Writers WIN Competition in the chapter book (2006 First Place – From the Diary of Jarrod Crisp) and young adult categories (2005Honourable Mention - Nioka). She was also shortlisted in the Published Writer’s Category in the CYA Conference Writing and Illustrating Competition 2009 (Making It Count – middle grade novel).
As a dual citizen of Australia and the US with over 20 years’ residency in each, Ann is comfortable writing for the international community. Her background and education supply her with an endless supply of characters, experiences and settings on which to draw.
When Ann isn’t writing or looking after their land and animals, she and her family are searching for new and remote places to camp, hike and explore. From her home in northern Australia, she works as a freelance writer, ghost writer, editor, manuscript assessor and writing tutor. She lives with her family and an occasional orphaned marsupial.