Author, poet, and educator, Anne made her publishing debut with Getting the Best Out of College: A Professor, a Dean, and a Student Tell You How to Maximize Your Experience (Random House, 2008, 2012). Her next book, Study Smart, Study Less (Random House, 2011), earned rave results from teachers, parents, and especially students. She recently published her first book of poems, Trying to Remember (a memoir about Alzheimer’s).
After studying at Stanford and Duke Universities, earning a BA in English and a Certificate of Education, Anne began a career in education by teaching in public high schools, military barracks, and around kitchen tables to students ranging from academic underdogs to ivy league prodigies. When she saw continual improvement in her students’ grades and confidence as a result of her techniques, she turned her attention to writing and has expanded her classroom to the world.
Anne has published work in the Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Nimrod: The International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Margie, and various nationally syndicated periodicals; her work has been featured in USA Weekend, the Chicago Tribune, and other major newspapers as well as blogs such as Freakonomics.com and About.com. Anne is available for lectures, book signings, and guest appearances. She has spoken everywhere from campuses, such as Stanford University, to local libraries and living rooms. Her themes include intentionality, goal setting, working to your strengths, and educational prowess—all delivered with an approachable sense of humor. Anne frequently makes guest appearances on the radio and various blogs and lives in the Seattle Area.
"A refreshing, smart, and useful guide to college that should be basic required reading for incoming freshmen everywhere.”
BOB WOODWARD, PULITZER PRIZEWINNING JOURNALIST ON
GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE