Ann Garratt was born in Ireland and moved to England at the age of seven, where she spent thirty-seven years before returning to County Donegal in 2006. She moved back to Shropshire, England, in early 2018.
In Donegal she was an active member of her local writers' group where she shared short stories and excerpts from projects she was working on.
Before returning to Ireland, Ann won a short story competition for Irish writers in Coventry. She was a regular voluntary contributor to the Donegal Democrat and has written several short stories which were published in Woman's Way. In 2010 Ann had five short pieces about her childhood broadcast on Lyric FM and this provided the inspiration to begin her memoir, The Road Taken which was self-published in 2014 detailing her experiences of emigration and mental health problems.. In addition, three of her short stories were included in the anthology Wild Atlantic Words in 2016.
When she's not writing or reading Ann enjoys walking, gardening, yoga and volunteering in her local library. Ann is married and now lives in Shropshire and has just completed her first novel, Nature's End.