When she was ten years old Ann Towell decided she wanted to be a writer, then promptly forgot. Over the past decades and into the present she’s spent time in the darkroom and working with scans for her photojournalist husband, Larry Towell. In her 40s she remembered she wanted to write and had The Hollow Locust Trees published by Black Moss Press. Her novel Grease Town (Tundra) received a Nautilus award in 2010 and was short-listed for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz award. Her love of history is apparent in her books. She enjoys gardening, reading, playing piano and of course, writing.
She lives on a 75-acre farm in SW Ontario that is cut in half by the Sydenham River. Her office window overlooks this natural environment. She has four grown children. Her three grandchildren are a source of inspiration for her writing. She continues to write and send out manuscripts.