Anna Blauveldt was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and graduated with an Honours B.A. degree from the University of New Brunswick. She moved to Ottawa, Canada to pursue a career with the federal government, culminating in her appointment as Canada’s Ambassador to Iceland. She subsequently completed the Post-Graduate Creative Writing Program of Humber College in Toronto and obtained a Masters’ degree with Merit in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire, UK in 2019.Her children’s picture book, Kat and the Meanies, was published in 2016 by Under the Maple Tree Books. Her short story Irma appeared in the 2019 anthology A Two-Four of Tales, and her story Released appeared in the 2020 anthology Short Stories for a Long Year, both published by Ottawa Independent Writers.