Ann Swindell is an author, speaker, and teacher of writing who is passionate about seeing people set free by the love of Christ. She writes about the intersection of everyday life and God’s love on her website,, and writes regularly for other publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, RELEVANT, Deeply Rooted, and Darling Magazine. Her work has also been featured on blogs such as (in)courage, Ploughshares, and Weavings. Ann holds an MA in Writing from DePaul University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Seattle Pacific University. She taught composition and creative writing courses as a college instructor for five years and now teaches writing courses online at Writing with Grace (, where she loves helping other writers communicate clearly and powerfully as they seek to tell their own stories well. Ann makes her home in the Midwest with her husband and daughter.