Ann Evans was born in Llanelltyd (near Dolgellau) and spent her formative years in the area, moving to Aberdyfi at age fifteen. Her father was the headmaster of Aberdyfi school, and they lived for some years in ‘Celyn’ – the big white house on the hill, which many years later became the setting for her first novel ‘The Legacy’.
In 1970, Ann married and moved away to live first in Cheshire and then Shropshire, with only rare opportunities to visit her beloved Aberdyfi, and her second novel ‘Foundling’ is set on the Cheshire borders.
Five years ago she finally returned to live in Aberdyfi with her new partner Paul.
Ann has been an avid writer since the age of eight, when she had a short story written in Welsh published in a national children’s publication ‘Y Cymru’r Plant’. She has written many short stories and illustrated poems for children, as well as some more serious poetry, and when in college in Wrexham she became known for her many playful if not strictly pc limericks.
Ann is currently writing her third novel ‘See No Evil’, and is also working on an autobiography entitled ‘If Only Life Were Like Making Pancakes’.