Ann St. Clair was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in New York City where she constantly wore black and read Sartre on the subway. Her father did some sort of ill-defined government work, and from an early age, she was surrounded by people and ideas from around the world. As a teenager, she tripped into a summer job as receptionist at British Information Service in New York, where she became fascinated by the public relations operation of a government in a foreign country. She worked in daytime TV where her most stirring line was: “The doctor will see you now.” She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She has finished writing one book (called Game) of two about characters in the Israeli Secret Service, and is working on Chapter 5 of its sequel Home. She loves theatre and intrigue, and she loves to laugh.