Ann is a Shenandoah Valley writer, artist, and photographer. She is a retired teacher with a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Before retiring she had the privilege and challenge of bringing out the creativity in youth as she taught English, Journalism, Photojournalism, and Photography. While she has been writing in one form or another all her life, it was not until she was approaching her 80th birthday that she published her first novel. New Tomorrows.