Ann Crew is a former architect and now full time writer. She grew up in Connecticut and the Virgin Islands. She has spent much of her adult life traveling with her camera and a notepad (now iPad) and has visited over thirty-five countries. She has lived in Italy, France, Taiwan, Hong Kong, England, Scotland, Sierra Leone and both the US and British Virgin Islands. From this sprang the inspiration for her books. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College.