Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with three
brothers and attended a Quaker school in the D.C. area called
Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue
studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after
college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school.
Loving her job, she never went to graduate school, and instead,
remained in New York City and worked as an editor for many
years. Ann made the transition from editor to full-time writer to write her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
After working at Alloy, Ann wrote the first book of her award-winning series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which became an international bestseller. Ann continued to write three more books in the series, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, and Forever in Blue. The series inspired two major motion pictures, the first of which was released in 2005.
Following the Sisterhood series, Ann went on to write a few adult novels, including The Last Summer of You and Me which came out in 2007. Ann then wrote a book as a companion novel to the Sisterhood series called Three Willows, which follows new characters as they explore the bonds of sisterhood and friendship.
Ann currently lives in New York city with her husband and her four beautiful children. Her latest novel, The Here And Now, is an epic romantic thriller.
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