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Author | Speaker | Educator


Hello and welcome.  I am Ann Zuccardy, a published author, writing coach, and developmental editor, with over 30 years of experience working as a paid writer, entrepreneur, or writing teacher.  As such, I have worked with reluctant student writers and best selling authors.  

  • Don't know where to start with your great idea?

  • Is your creativity in a coma?

  • Frustrated trying to balance your writing goals with your day job?


I can help. 

Professional Qualifications and Fun Facts​

  • My writing career began at age 6 when I won my first poetry contest.  

  • I am a published author.  I have also ghostwritten books for entrepreneurs who are reluctant writers.

  • I teach English composition and creative writing at the college level.  

  • I have a B.A. in English, M.A. in English/Creative Writing, and I am currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts.

  • I became a certified life coach in 2020.  

  • I am the mother of an adult daughter who was born at home.  Yes, by choice. 

  • I used to own a bakery called Vermont Shortbread Company, a business I created in the mid-1990s when I discovered the internet allowed me to work in the way that was best for me and my then-toddler.  

  • I like to travel to obscure places that tourists tend to avoid because they provide the best fodder for writing with fewest number of distractions.  You're not likely to see me at a resort or on a cruise.  

  • I am a knitter, gardener, photographer, pianist, violinist, world explorer, and hiker.  

In Between Spaces

Ann is proud to have her essay, "My Father's Feet" featured in In Between Spaces, Stillhouse Press’s first anthology which centers the experiences of thirty-three disabled poets, short-story writers, and essayists as they navigate the physical and emotional complexities of disability, chronic illness, neurodivergence, and mental illness.  This timely collection of often-overlooked voices celebrates joy, freedom, and the power of agency, while at the same time confronting and challenging the stigmas and barriers, visible and invisible, that too often come to define life with a disability.


Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

Hans Christian Andersen

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