Ann Allchin is a Canadian writer informed by her experience in the business and science worlds, yet inspired by curiosity and creativity. With a double-major in Neuroscience and English from the University of Toronto, Ann began her career as a technical writer and project manager in the telecommunications industry. Later, she returned to her science roots as medical writer and copy editor in pharmaceutical research. However, much like a superhero with a day job and alter-ego, in her spare time, Ann is a creative writer and storyteller. She is especially drawn to revisiting biographical histories and investigating miscarriages of social justice.
In addition to writing, Ann is an experimental baker and cook. She was the culinary explorer behind the food blog cookingdangerously.com, where strange or “dangerous" ingredients were showcased in creative recipes (note: scorpions are more of a garnish than a main). There is always something mysterious and delicious emerging from Ann's oven.
Ann has recently joined Highness Global to advance her research, gastronomic, and writing projects, currently focused on cannabis and The War on Drugs. She believes that cannabis is healthy, and knows first-hand that it can assist with serious health issues to improve quality of life. More importantly, Ann advocates for the rights of adults to experiment and indulge responsibly, medicinally and recreationally, and is interested in exposing the truth about the history of overreactive, often racially or politically motivated drug penalties.
Notwithstanding the curious and unexpected nature of her literary focus, Ann mostly leads a Diana Prince life in Toronto with her husband, daughter, son, and whippet.