Ana Maria Lines was born in São Paulo in Brazil, and her family origins also include African and Portuguese. She spent her childhood surrounded by folk tales and
myths from all over the world, and used her work as a journalist to exchange and collect traditional stories.
In both education and training environments, Ana has used storytelling techniques to improve motivation, creativity, memory and relationships between team workers. She has a unique, lively style and a huge collection of stories to share.
Now based in England, she is the chair of the Staffordshire Storytellers, who run a monthly storytelling club.