Bio: Ann Herrick grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University. Her books have received the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers Award, the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award and EPPIE Young Adult Finalist Award.
Ms. Herrick also has had many short stories published in magazines such as Listen, 'Teen, The Single Parent, Children's Digest and The Friend, as well as over 100 humorous greeting card ideas sold to companies such as Gibson, Hallmark and Oatmeal Studios, two fillers with her taglines to The New Yorker and a writing tip in Writer's Digest.
Ann now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. Their daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound- rottweiller-beagle mix. While Ms. Herrick misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ann loves cats, walking and pulling weeds to relieve stress. She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached through her web site.