Anne Cottringer

Anne Cottringer was born in Niagara Falls Canada. After university in Canada, she came to England to do post-graduate work in film and television.

Based in London, she worked in television as a lighting/camera woman and as director, shooting documentary films in England and abroad – travelling to Africa, South America, India, and many places in Europe.

After her first son was born, she took a children’s writing course and tried her hand at writing children’s books. Her first picture book, Ella And The Naughty Lion, was published in 1996. Since then she has had a number of picture books published including Danny And The Great White Bear, Buster’s Bark and Buster’s BoneBruna, Mary Is Scary and Elliot, Midnight Superhero as well as a book for young readers, Rosa And Gallileo, in the Flying Foxes series. Andersen Press published her novel for teens, Singing It. Her latest picture book is When Titus Took the Train (OUP) illustrated by Sarah McIntyre.

Anne now lives in Hereford.