Ann Rossi learned English as she was growing up in the United States. "My family is Swedish, so at home we spoke Swedish, and our traditions were Swedish." Growing up in two cultures sparked her interest in the world. "As a small child I loved looking at maps to see all the different countries. I enjoyed learning about the people who lived in those countries, their history, culture, and languages." Those subjects still interest Ann, who, not surprisingly, likes to travel. When she is not exploring the world, she lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and cat. She works as an editor and writer.