SUE MONK KIDD is the author of the novels, The Secret Life
and The Mermaid Chair
, and the memoirs,
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, When the Heart Waits
, a collection of early writings. The
Secret Life of Bees
has spent more than 125 weeks on the
New York Times
bestseller list and was adapted into an
award-winning movie. The Mermaid Chair
, a #1 New York
Times bestseller, was adapted into a television movie. Each of her
novels has been translated into more than 24 languages. The
recipient of numerous literary awards, Sue lives in South Carolina
with her husband.
Ann Kidd Taylor is a graduate of Columbia College in South
Carolina. She has published articles and essays in Skirt!
magazine in Charleston, SC, where she worked for two years after
college as an editorial assistant. She left to pursue a career in
writing, working on a book about her travels, which evolved into
Traveling with Pomegranates
, a memoir she co-authored with
her mother Sue Monk Kidd. It is her first book. Ann lives near
Charleston with her husband and son.