Ann Walsh is well known for her many best-selling historical novels and short stories for young adults. She is the editor of Beginnings, Stories of Canada's Past (Ronsdale Press, 2001), nominated for The Golden Oak Award, and Winds Through Time (Beach Holme, 1998). Both are young adult anthologies of historical fiction. She is also the author of the Barkerville mystery series: Moses, Me and Murder (Pacific Educational Press, 1988), The Doctor's Apprentice (Beach Holme, 1998)-nominated for the Sheila Egoff Award for Children's Literature-and By The Skin of His Teeth (Beach Holme, 2004). All her books have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award, and she has also earned… nominations for the Silver Birch and Geoffrey Bilson Awards. She lives near Williams Lake, BC.