Annie Cardi holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Her short stories have appeared in the Georgetown Review, Vestal Review, and other publications.
In 2011, PEN New England selected her as a winner of the Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award for the manuscript that would become The Chance You Won’t Return, her debut novel, about which she says, “I was spending the summer in Chicago with my now husband when the sentence ‘My mother thinks she’s Amelia Earhart’ popped into my head. I wondered who this person could be and what her home life would be like. At first I thought the sentence would turn into a short story, which was largely what I was writing at the time, but it quickly became evident that Alex’s story needed to be longer.”
Annie Cardi’s writing is fueled by copious amounts of coffee and chocolate. She lives near Boston with her husband and a portrait of a sea captain.