SUE MONK KIDD is the author of the novels, The Secret Life of Bees
and The Mermaid Chair
, and the memoirs, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, When the Heart Waits
, and Firstlight
, 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.