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D. Ann Williams (they/them) is a queer Black American writer, freelance editor, authenticity reader, Associate Agent at Emerald City Literary Agency, and former writing coach for We Need Diverse Books Black Creatives Revision Workshop. They’ve dabbled in writing off and on for the past twelve years and is currently taking courses at UCLA Extension to hone their craft.

They are currently working on a historical mystery, a queer small town romance, and contemporary YA. They are the recipient of the 2021 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award from Sisters in Crime, 2022 Tin House alumni, and Voodoonauts Fellow. Originally from SoCal, they now live in Eugene, OR where they spend their days reading, writing, and taking photos.

You can find them on Twitter: @dawilliamsbooks

To find out more about agenting: Emerald City Literary Agency

Adult Editing Inquires (all types), Kidlit (sensitivity reads for trad published projects only): Editing

Professional Credentials



  • Crime Writers of Color

  • Sisters in Crime

education background

  • Master in Global Studies (in progress), King’s College London
  • Bachelors of Arts, History (UCLA)
  • Bachelors of Arts, African American Studies (UCLA)

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years editing

  • WNDB Writing Coach