Ann Walsh is a longtime Cariboo (Central BC) resident. Several of her historical fiction novels for younger readers are set during the gold rush in BC during the 1800s. She has also published a book of poetry, was the instigator and editor of three anthologies of short stories for YA readers, and has done many readings and workshops for all ages. Ann’s work for adults has been heard on CBC and has appeared in magazines, both literary and glossy, around the world. Her latest YA novel, Whatever, deals with Restorative Justice and was short listed for The Bolen Book Price and The Chocolate Lily.