A. Manette Ansay


New York Times best-selling author A. Manette Ansay lives and writes east of Boulder, Colorado, where she serves as Writer in Residence for Friends of Coal Creek and enjoys freelancing as a college essay and application coach. She is Professor Emerita at The University of Miami, where she directed the MFA program, taught courses in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, and advised and mentored undergraduate and graduate students. Her novels include Vinegar Hill an Oprah Book Club Selection, and Midnight Champagne, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as Sister, River Angel, Blue Water and Good Things I Wish You. She has also published a memoir, Limbo, and a short story collection, Read This and Tell Me What It Says, which won the AWP Short Fiction Series Prize. Honors and Awards include the Chancellor’s Award from the University of Wisconsin/Whitewater, the Stillwater Society Presidential Award for Achievement from the University of Maine, the Banta Prize from the Wisconsin Librarians Association, two Great Lakes Book Awards from the Great Lakes Booksellers Association, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and a Pushcart Prize for Fiction. She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of College Admissions Counselors and a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics volunteer.