Ann Haralambie is an award-winning author and a trial and appellate attorney (a Certified Family Law Specialist and a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist) in Tucson since 1977. She has a BA in Creative Writing, an MA in English Literature, and a JD in law. Her first book was a poetry chapbook published in 1976 by Desert First Works while she was in law school. Her three volume Thomson Reuters treatise, "Handling Child Custody, Abuse and Adoption Cases 3d" is supplemented annually. Her three major law books are written primarily for a legal and multi-disciplinary professional audience.
Ann is an adoptee who searched for her birth family for 35 years. Her award-winning book, "Not Nicholson: The Story of a First Daughter," (2023) is an adoption search and reunion memoir. It has been called "a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring quest for self-undertsanding. . . a deeply moving read, one that resonates long after the final page is turned" (The Reading Bud) and "universally inspiring, exemplifying an unwavering resolve that continues even in the face of numerous obtastacles. . . an invaluable companion for those navigating the intricate paths of understanding and acceptance in the realms of adoption." (Literary Titan)