Ann Walling is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, born to a prominent Mississippi family of storytellers with long memories. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned an MA in theology from Scarritt College. In 2000, she became an ordained Episcopal priest and served for ten years as the assistant rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Nashville.
She was a founding member of The Low Country Water Project, an organization that worked to bring municipal water service to the native residents of Hilton Head Island, SC. Four children, two boys and two girls, call her “Mama.” Now retired, she spends her time keeping up with her three grandchildren and training her four dogs.