Ann Rickard is well known for her humorous travel narratives and last year she won the Australian Society of Travel Writers’ Travel Book of the Year, and Australian Travel Writer of the Year 2005.
In 2000 Ann moved to Queensland when the kids left home and dabbled in writing and worked at the Noosa News as a feature writer. It was here that she started writing about her travels.
As Ann says, "Finally, when most people my age start thinking about retirement, I started thinking about a career as a travel author. So I sat down one night after work, started writing a book about my Italian travels, and now here I am. A travel author. I still work full time at the Noosa News, write a weekly column for the Sunshine Coast Daily and also write freelance for other travel publications."