Ann Walsh is the author of several books for young people, including two sequels, By the Skin of His Teeth and The Doctor's Apprentice, which was shortlisted for a B.C. Book Prize and the Geoffrey Bilson Award. Her novel Shabash! was shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award and all of her novels have been “Our Choice” selections of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. She lives in Williams Lake, British Columbia.