Ann Chandonnet grew up in Massachusetts, attended graduate school in Wisconsin, and eventually lived for 34 years in Alaska. She and her husband (a fiction writer) moved to the STL area from North Carolina. Ann has written poetry, food history, art history and children's books. She was a feature writer for The Anchorage Times for 10 years and subsequently a police reporter for the Juneau Empire. Her titles include "Write Quick": War and a Woman's Life in Letters, 1835-1867Colonial FoodAlaska's Inside Passage; and Chief Stephen's Parky. Her prize-winning Alaska Heritage Seafood Cookbook will soon be re-published by Epicenter Press.