Ann Hagedorn is the award-winning author of The Invisible Soldiers and four previous books: Wild Ride, Ransom, Beyond the River, and Savage Peace, and has been a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News and San Jose Mercury News. She has taught writing at Northwestern University‘s Medill School of Journalism, Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Journalism, Xavier University, and Miami University. She holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Denison University. She divides her time between New York City and a small Ohio River town, which she discovered during her research for Beyond the River.
When not writing, reading or teaching, she is mentoring students, bicycling or playing the violin or concertina.