I’ve been meaning to write a post about the 30th anniversary and all of the interviews and such that she’s done for that, but in the meantime, her new Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book came out yesterday, and I’ll have a review for that once I read it.
But also, today on my Facebook, a friend of mine reposted something from Autostraddle declaring that Ann is officially queer. Those of us in the community have known this forever–really, it was clear to me from Ann’s crazy Margot Kidder R. biography that so explicitly did not mention any kind of romance in her life–but the interview in Vulture quoted in the Autostraddle piece handles it this way:
With her partner at the time, Laura Godwin (they’ve since broken up), she wrote four Doll People books, tales of what a child’s doll collection does when no one’s watching.
We knew all this, of course, except for the fact that Ann and Laura broke up, since that’s not the kind of news that makes Page Six, but it’s just nice to see that she can, in her own shy way, let us into her personal life a little bit. I haven’t read any of the other pieces on her done in the honor of the 30th anniversary, since I wasn’t going to do it until I started writing about it, but as far as I know, this is the first time she’s revealed anything about her past relationships or anything like that. So, yay Ann, and I’ll let you know how I feel about this Piggle-Wiggle book.