Ann Angel is the author of many biographies, including Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing,
which won a YALSA Award for Excellence in nonfiction for young adults.
Previously, she served as contributing editor for the anthology Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty. She is a graduate of Vermont College’s MFA program in writing for children and
young adults, and directs the English graduate program at Mount
Mary University in Milwaukee, where she lives with her family.