Ann Weisgarber was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. After graduating from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, she was a social worker in a psychiatric hospital before moving to Houston, Texas, with her husband. She earned a Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Houston and taught high school and later, sociology at a junior college. She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and Des Moines, Iowa, but now splits her time between Sugar Land, Texas, and Galveston, Texas.
Ann Weisgarber discusses her second novel, The Promise. From the book's historical context to the inspiration behind the story, Weisgarber also explains the challenges she faced in writing her latest tale.
Lines. They can divide communities. Certain people live on one side; others live on the opposite side. The lines might not be marked by signs but they exist. At one time in various parts of the United States, laws enforced the lines. These are your neighborhoods, the laws said. These are your chu...