Official Website of Ann McGovern, Popular Children’s Book Author

Q&A About Me

Q: Where did you go to school?

A: I went to public schools in NYC. My elementary school, P.S. 9 was all girls, except for the 8th grade.  The old school still stands on the west side of New York. Julia Richman High School had 5,000 girls and looked like a prison, with bars on the window. It’s still there, too, and sometimes I pass it and get flashes from the past. I remembered standing in a line in the gym, where all the girls had to have their heads examined for bugs.

Julia Richman High School

Q: How old are you?

A: I never tell my real age, because on some days I feel like I’m eight years old and other days I feel like I’m 150 years old. Today, because I’m answering your questions, I feel young and happy.

Q: Where do you live?

A: I live in the middle of Manhattan in New York City, the most exciting city in the U.S.A. I was born in New York City, too.  I live in an apartment house that has 90 other apartments in the building. I used to live in a tiny, very narrow house that inspired my book, MR. SKINNER’S SKINNY HOUSE. Many movie stars lived there in the past. It’s called the Edna St. Vincent Millay house, named for the well-known poet who lived in the little house a short time.

Me in front of the little house – only 8 1/2 feet wide