Ann Douglas, author, columnist, and speaker
Ann Douglas is the author of 23 books, including (most recently) the second Canadian and American editions of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (Wiley Canada, 2011, Wiley US, 2012); and The Mother of All Baby Books (Wiley Canada, 2012). The books in The Mother of All book series have sold over half a million copies in North America to date.
Ann has written over 1000 articles for such publications as Canadian Family, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Parents Canada, Cottage Life, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Chicago Tribune.
A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health and parenting conferences across the country. She has created and delivered parenting courses for high-profile websites such as WebMD and AOL as well as on behalf of government clients and Fortune-500 companies. She also speaks on writing-related topics.
Ann is frequently interviewed by the print and broadcast media. She has been quoted in such publications as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest (Canada), Parents, Parenting, Working Mother, BabyTalk, Today’s Parent, The National Post, and The Globe and Mail and has appeared as a guest on such television shows as Canada AM, Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show, and The Mom Show.
In April 2012 Ann was one of 16 Canadians invited to Rideau Hall to discuss family policy with Canadian Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston.
Ann lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her husband, Neil, and the youngest of their four children. They are avid cottagers and active volunteers.