The author with her dog Lily.
(Photo by Gibran Graham)
Children's author, Angeli Perrow, was born in the coastal city of Rockland, Maine, with the sea in her blood. Her grandfather was an island lobsterman and her uncle fished the Grand Banks. As a child, she delighted in exploring the beach with her grandmother, collecting shells and sea glass. She also started writing poems and stories when she was a child.
Trained as a teacher, she taught elementary school for eleven years. It was while she studied Maine with her fourth grade students that Angeli developed an interest in lighthouses. Digging into Maine's maritime history has provided material for much of her writing, including three of her published children's books, Captain's Castaway, Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue, and Sirius, the Dog Star, as well as a Maine lighthouses coloring book. Other picture books are Dogsled Dreamer, Many Hands(2010 Lupine Award winner) and Love From the Sky, the true story of a Cape Cod lighthouse girl and the special gift delivered to her by the Flying Santa. Her love of reading mysteries when she was a child inspired her to write the Key Mystery Series, starting with The Lightkeeper's Key and The Whispering Key. After a trip to Nevada to visit a real ghost mine, she wrote The Ghost Miner's Key, and the fourth mystery, The Buccaneer's Key, is full of pirate lore from St. Augustine, Florida. Next came The Outlaw's Key, which takes place in a California redwood forest and features Bigfoot sightings and then The Fortkeeper's Keys set at Fort Knox in Maine. The newest mystery is The Haunted Mansion Key which takes place at a haunted mansion in Bar Harbor, Maine. She also has a trilogy of horse adventure books for young teens, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Tide and Celtic Legend.
Angeli lives in Hampden, Maine, with her husband and dog Lily. She is a mother of two and grandmother of three. She presently teaches art in Hampden to children in grades 3-5. Angeli's interests include hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, reading, painting, gardening, Irish dancing and Celtic music.