Anne Church Bigelow grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has an AB from Dartmouth College and an MA from Cambridge University, England. She and her husband raised four children, five dogs, and a ferret, while living in Virginia, Ontario, and Oxford, England. When the youngest went off to school, she enrolled in the pilot program of what became the MSt in Creative Writing at Oxford University. These days, her grandchildren are getting her back into the joys of skiing, rock climbing, and children’s literature.