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 Things I'll Never Say, Stories About our Secret Selves Candlewick Press 2015), 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)
  • Adopted Like Me, My Book of Adopted Heroes , Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 28, 2013)


  • 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 - )
  • Professor at Mount Mary University (August 2000 - June 2014)


  • 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