Annie Stewart was born in Bushey, Hertfordshire and attended private school until she was 18 years-old. She was keen to get into the arts in some way, so after a brief spell at Foyles in the Charing Cross store, Annie went to Pitmans Secretarial College and got into Sotherby's as a secretary. After working there for many happy years she moved to Suffolk with her then-husband and two children. When her children left home, Annie started writing seriously and published her first book, which is when she met her second-husband, Philip at a Waterstones book signing. Annie and Philip now live in Cheltenham with their two cats and they are both passionate about reading and writing for children. Annie runs creative workshops in schools called `Drawing with Words' and also works in a local special needs school.