Ann is a regular contributor to shortfictionbreak.com. Her short short story, Bella’s Rebellion, was published in Fiction Break Favorites, Fall 2014, and two longer short stories, Heritage and The Wood Carver, appear in Mosaic, A Compilation of Stories by the Story Cartel. She is working on an anthology of stories, to appear in late 2015, and has four novels in various stages of development. Her stories range from mainstream fiction to fantasy, and cover such diverse issues as bullying, women’s career choices, widowhood, environmental destruction, societal solutions, and what it’s like to be a woman scientist (as well as romantic relationships). Her style ranges from serious to comic.
Ann loves playing the flute. She is an avid skier and hiker. She creates a prolific vegetable garden (not so easy here in Bend) every year, where she even grows tomatoes with the aid of a green house.
Ann became a massage therapist in 2000, graduating from The New Mexico Academy for the Healing Arts. She did research in the field of Mathematical Biology for seventeen years, primarily studying the population dynamics of infectious diseases, but also venturing into the world of game theory and Artificial Life. She has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from California Institute of Technology.