ANN SHORTELL was born in Kingston, Ontario and raised on legends of her Celtic ancestors. In a previous century she was a business journalist and author — and won an award or two. She wrote CELTIC KNOT in homage to the Irish storytelling tradition embodied by the late D’Arcy McGee.
As a long-time collector of L. M. Montgomery books, she’s chuffed that her debut novel has been compared to ‘ALIAS GRACE meets a dark, twisty Anne of Green Gables.’
Ann lives in Toronto with her husband, and has been travelling a bit as Clara Swift’s tale garners interest and honours. Now she must stay at her desk to record Clara’s new misadventures out West and in Washington D.C.