Ann Harth writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. Strong, interesting female characters creep into most of her books, and many arrive with a sense of humour.
Before becoming a writer, mentor and developmental editor in Far North Queensland, Ann studied psychology, waited tables, bar-tended, picked strawberries, worked as a clown and punched keys on various tills. She also spent ten years working with children with special needs. Ann taught writing for the Australian College of Journalism for eight years before taking the leap into freelance work.
Ann was the Far North Queensland representative for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for four years and is still an active member. She’s had a number of fiction and non-fiction children’s books published in Australia and the UK and over 130 short stories sold internationally.
When not tapping the keys, Ann stuffs a notebook into her pack and searches for remote places to camp, hike or explore.
Ann Harth is a prolific writer. Check out a few of her other published titles.
Bernice Takes A Plunge
by Ann Harth
Hiring Ann has been the best investment I’ve made for my writing career. With her strategic edits and guidance, I’ve improved my writing technique, and the book reviews show it. The sales show it. Every time I finish a novel and think, surely this is the best one yet – I won’t need an edit – my notes come back with so many gold nuggets for improvement, and often, it’s these suggestions that make it into the reviews. She’s got a knack for character development that pays off. She’s on time, professional, and thoughtful. Ann has become part of my regular publishing schedule, and I can’t live without her.
Lana Pecherczyk (2019)
I’d tried a few structural editors before a friend recommended Ann Harth to me. I’m so glad she did.
Ann has edited my last five manuscripts and is by far the best editor I’ve had.
Her structural reports are thorough, covering not only in depth character analysis, but also examining the plot and making suggestions to strengthen the story. In addition she marks up the manuscript, providing thought-provoking comments and tips. Ann’s work is comprehensive and fast. I highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a decent editor.
I was nervous sending my first manuscript, The August Soldiers, to someone for an assessment, but Ann made the process a positive and inspiring experience.
Her feedback and guidance was perfectly aligned to the direction the story needed to take and improved my manuscript immeasurably. Years later, I enlisted her help for another project and I was once again thrilled with the result.
I can’t recommend her enough for anyone looking to gain a second perspective on their work.
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