Ann Love was born and raised in Toronto. She earned her Master of Arts at the University of Toronto in 1970 and helped found the environmental group Pollution Probe there. She moved to Yukon where, together with her husband and others, established the Carcross Community Education Center – an alternative, co-educational high school. She returned to Toronto in 1975, and while mostly a stay-home mom, Ann worked as managing editor of the medical journal, Stroke, and did part-time teaching. She returned to the regular classroom in 1991 and taught in elementary schools north of Toronto until 2004. She lives on the edge of a forest and likes to travel to wild places whenever possible. Her first book was published in 1990. A number of her works are co-authored by her sister Jane Drake. Ann served as King Township Writer-in-the-Library for 2010-2011.