A tattooed-Gringa-Rican-punk, Ann Dávila Cardinal has worked at this institution in its many incarnations for over twenty years, currently as Director of Recruitment (though she wants business cards that say “your VCFA Auntie”).

While working here she earned three degrees, a postgraduate certificate in picture book writing, and did two postgrad semesters…until they shut her off. Her young adult horror novel, Five Midnights, was released by Tor Teen in June 2019, and the sequel, Category Five, will be released on June 2, 2020. Ann lives in Morrisville, needle-felts tiny reading creatures, and cycles on the local rail trail four seasons a year.