Author Ann McClellan is proud of her two cherry blossom books: The Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Celebration and Cherry Blossoms, The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. In fact, she received a Certificate of Commendation from the government of Japan for “promoting mutual understanding between our two countries through [her] great efforts and activities with cherry trees.”
Her life-long love of trees began in New Jersey where she was lucky enough to grow up at The Lawrenceville School, an arboretum-like campus laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted. Now a Washington, DC, resident, she has held executive positions at the Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund, and the American Association of Museums among other prestigious organizations.
Today, she shares her writing and marketing skills and expertise with clients on a variety of projects, ranging from writing annual reports, speeches, and fundraising letters and appeals to developing personal history booklets.
She is working on a novel set in 16th century France, involving King Francis the First and his last official mistress. Other projects are under wraps for now.