Ann-Marie MacDonald is an author, actor and playwright. She was born in Baden Sölingen, in the former West Germany, where she lived her first years on Royal Canadian Air Force Station, 4-Wing. In the early sixties the family moved back to Canada, to RCAF Centralia where she started school. A few years before – and a few miles down the road – the Stephen Truscott case had begun to unfold; a national trauma which would inform MacDonald’s second novel, The Way the Crow Flies. The family moved several more times while Ann-Marie was growing up, but maintained close ties with their roots in Cape Breton Island, the setting for her first novel, Fall On Your Knees.
Ann-Marie is married to Alisa Palmer and lives in Toronto and Montreal with their two children and one dog.