While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, award-winning author Ane Mulligan has worn many different ones: hairdresser, legislative affairs director (that's a fancy name for a lobbyist), business manager, and drama director. Her lifetime experience provides a plethora of fodder for her Southern-fried fiction (try saying that three times fast). She's a multi-published novelist, playwright, and humor columnist.

When Ane isn't writing, she she rides herd over a troupe of actors as the CEO and Managing Director of Players Guild@Sugar Hill, a Community Theater  in Sugar Hill, GA, where she resides with her artist husband.