Ann Angel

Wisconsin, United States



Ann Angel serves as the English Graduate Program Director at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her most recent publications include Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories (Persea Books, October 2011), Janis Joplin, Rise Up Singing (Abrams/Amulet 2010), A Reader's Guide to The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Enslow 2010), Silent Embrace, Perspective on Birth in Adoption (Catalyst Book Press 2010), Such a Pretty Face, Short Stories about Beauty (Abrams/Amulet 2007), Amy Tan, Weaver of Asian-American Tales (Enslow 2009), and Robert Cormier, Writer of The Chocolate War (Enslow 2008)

Her website includes a blog on craft and provides updated information on speaking events and upcoming publications.



  • Janis Joplin, Rise Up Singing , Abrams Books (October 4, 2010)
  • A Reader's Guide to Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street , Enslow Books (2010)
  • "The Bracelet," Sudden Flash Youth: Sixty-five Short-Short Stories , Persea Books (2011)
  • Silent Embrace: Perspectives on Birth and Adoption , Catalyst Book Press (2010)
  • Amy Tan, Weaver of Asian-American Tales , Enslow Books (2009)
  • Such A Pretty Face, Short Stories About Beauty , Abrams Books (2007)
  • Robert Cormier, Writer of The Chocolate War , Enslow Books (2007)


  • YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, American Library Asssociation(2011)
  • 2011 Council for Wisconsin Writers Kingerly/Derluth Nonfiction Award(2011)
  • SCBWI Crystal Kite Award(2011)
  • Booklist, Top 10 Arts Books for Youth(2011)
  • Booklist, Top 10 Biographies for Youth (2011)
  • o Editor’s Choice Library Media Connection magazine(2011)
  • Best Children’s Book of the Year 2011 by Bank Street College of Education, in the Special Interest Category(2011)
  • CCBC Choices 2011 booklet, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children's Book Center(2011)
  •’s Top Choice Award(2007)


  • Director English Graduate Program at Mount Mary University (June 2011 - )
  • Assistant/Associate Professor at Mount Mary University (August 2000 - June 2011)


  • Master of Arts in Journalism from Marquette University (May 1983)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts (January 1999)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry