Ann Walsh is the author of several books for young people, including two sequels, By the Skin of His Teeth and The Doctor's Apprentice, which was shortlisted for a B.C. Book Prize and the Geoffrey Bilson Award. Her novel Shabash! was shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award and all of her novels have been â€śOur Choiceâ€ť selections of the Canadian Childrenâ€™s Book Centre. She lives in Williams Lake, British Columbia.