Ann Stalcup

Author Ann Stalcup, discussing her various novels and children's books with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library.

Growing up in England, Ann Stalcup lived through World War II and the bombings of London, it changed her life in many ways, and influenced her to write her first book, On the Home Front: Growing Up in Wartime England, an autobiographical account of her childhood experiences.

An elementary school teacher for over 40 years, Ann Stalcup taught dance and art as well as all of the other subjects that my students needed to know.

Tune in to hear Ann Stalcup talk about her 2011 novel, Three Who Survived: Child Survivors of World War II, this book tells the stories of three child survivors of World War II, one escaped Germany days before war was declared, one barely lived through a bombing raid in England, while the third survived a concentration camp. As young children, all three had wonderfully happy childhoods, childhoods that changed suddenly and unexpectedly for each of them when they were seven.

Ann Stalcup loves to travel, and as teachers, she and her husband have spent their long summer vacations visiting over 150 countries.

Her numerous published magazine articles, and many of her books, are inspired by trips she has taken. A recent publication, Leo Politi, Artist of the Angels, is a biography of a Los Angeles artist and author whom she admired for many years. It is the book of which she is most proud. Her most recent publication is a bilingual picture book.

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