Ann Whitford Paul

Ann Whitford Paul didn’t start out as a writer. She worked as a social worker, but was inspired to write after years of reading picture books to her four children.

Initially she thought it would be easy. Ha!

It took five years to sell her first book, but then after much more trial and error, she got the hang of it.

She’s published twenty-seven books, including award-winning prose and rhymed, fiction and non-fiction picture books, a collection of poetry and several early readers.

She is the author of the popular If Animals Kissed Good Night (with seven more in the series published and more under contract.)

Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and her craft book for adults WRITING PICTURE BOOKS:  A Hands-on Guide from Story Creation to Publication was so successful, a second revised edition was published.

When not writing, (which is rare) Ann is addicted to reading. Once started, she finds it hard to put down a book. She loves long walks with her dog, Molly, knitting, and especially traveling to near and far-off places. She also loves watching spiders spin their webs, snails paint their trails, and cats play with yarn.

Ann is grateful to all the illustrators who helped her words come alive, and to Lori Steel at SteelWorks Literary for finding her stories a home.

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