Ann McCallum grew up in the wilds of British Columbia, Canada. At her first ‘real’ job, she once crossed paths with a bear while teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. She was happy to move to Maryland soon after that experience! Here, she taught math while keeping tabs on much smaller animals: the local rabbit population (This helped to inspire her, later, to write Rabbits, Rabbits Everywhere: A Fibonacci Sequence). Up for another adventure, Ann moved with her family to the United Arab Emirates for a couple of years. She was happy to be somewhere with good skiing again- only this time it was on sand and not snow (There were some terrific sand dunes behind her school).
While overseas, Ann started work on her first book, The Secret Life of Math which went on to win ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year award. Two math fairytales followed and then her latest math-related book: Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds. Currently, Ann is busy working on a novel… that has nothing to do with math!
Ann has a Master of Education from the University of Maryland and lives in Maryland where she is a teacher and mom. Her two amazing children and her better half, Rich, keep her happy and busy.