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Welcome to my webpage! Here you’ll find information about my novel, The Orphan Game (William Morrow, 1999; Harper Perennial, 2000), a Los Angeles Times bestseller, about my short fiction, and about my novel-in-progress, The Sweet, Sad Songs of W. F. Pine. (Look for all of these under, yes, Fiction.)

Those who know my fiction may not know I have also written about science. So I’ve posted three pieces from Scientific American Cancer Smart and Scientific American Cancer Outlook (see Writing about Science). You might check out The Dollhouse Murders, a blend of fiction and forensic science, written with forensic expert Thomas P. Mauriello.

Thank you for visiting.





Ann Darby—recipient of a 2004 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2008 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts—is the author of the novel The Orphan Game, a Los Angeles Times bestseller.