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About D. Ann


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

She’s currently working on a historical mystery, a queer small town romance, and contemporary YA. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, SCBWI, and Crime Writers of Color. Originally from SoCal, she now lives in Eugene, OR where she spends her days reading, writing, and taking photos.

You can find her on Twitter: @dawilliamsbooks

To find out more about her 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

  • Bachelors of Arts, History

  • Bachelors of Arts, African American Studies

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years editing

  • WNDB Writing Coach