Ann Brashares was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After college she worked in editorial jobs until 2000, when she began her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, published in 2001. Over the next five years she wrote three sequels - The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants and Forever in Blue. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was made into a feature film and released by Warner Brothers in 2005. Ann now lives in New York City with her husband and her three children.