Anne arrived in Kansas as a so-called retiree, having spent 27 years as a weekly newspaper editor and publisher. Upon selling her newspaper in Hamilton, MO, she started helping authors publish their books after compiling her own memoir in 2014. In 2016, following the death of her second husband, she formed Personal Chapters LLC to promote memoir writing products developed with her business partner. That expanded into a hybrid publishing company that has now published more than two dozen titles and is growing each year.
Her own titles include Letters from Home: A Newspaper Column and a Memoir (by Anne Tezon); Tripping Down Main Street: The Fun and Funny of Community Journalism; Rebuilding Your Life After the Death of Your Spouse (with Craig Battrick); Searching for Summer: A Solved but Unresolved Missing Persons Case (with Brandy Shipp Rogge); and Finally Noticing: Poems and Photos Prompted by a Pandemic.
Anne and husband Wayne live south of Topeka near Wakarusa on land that has been in her father’s family for many generations.