Ann began professionally writing over 30 years ago, producing editorials, and informational pieces for magazines, newspapers and educational booklets. She contributed over 250+ pieces for a website which she designed and created, and which won the Golden Web Award from the International Association of Web Masters & Designers for Design, Creativity and Content, 3 years in a row.

Upon retirement from her professional business career Ann took up fictional writing and wrote an award-winning historical novel, and a series of children’s picture story books, as well as a variety of other works in differing styles and genres. Ann has organised a few writing competitions where all winners and runners-up have been published in anthology books.

Apart from writing, Ann now mentors writers across the world, including younger writers who are wanting to learn the craft of writing. Through her organisation she guides adult writers of all abilities through the maze of writing towards their ultimate goal of publishing. With the younger writers she does this through the organisation. This has led to her being nicknamed The Fairy Godmother for Aspiring Writers. Through Mentoring Writers she offers a series of podcasts that will benefit all writers.

Ann was privileged to be a judge for the BBC Radio 2’s ‘500 Words’ Children’s Writing Competition, something she thoroughly enjoyed. As well as judging other competitions including those in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, Ann through Mentoring Writers is a judge for the Page Turner Awards - entries now live.

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Ann is DBS Registered - Certificate No: 001106944026