Anne Coleman grew up in the Toronto neighborhood of Forest Hill and the small town of North Hatley in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She received a B.A. from McGill University and an M.A. in English from Bishop’s University. She taught for five years at Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School in Montreal and then for thirty years at University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University), in Kamloops, British Columbia. She lives in Victoria, BC, where she is a writer and novice sculptor and a lover of the natural world. Her first book, I’ll Tell You a Secret: A Memory of Seven Summers, was published in 2004. It won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction.