Ann writes heartwarming stories of her childhood in the 50s and 60s and of her experiences on her grandparent’s farm. She shares the joys of an ordinary life and how she has taken on life’s challenges.
Her first book, Posts of a Mid-century Kid, tells of her days hunting for roly poly bugs to make butter brickle ice cream, riding her bike with playing cards clipped to the spokes of her wheels, and a first kiss under the street light.
Her second book, The Adventures of Bottle Calf, shares the story of her childhood on her grandparent’s farm, raising a bottle calf and learning about caring for others.
Ann's essays have appeared in 105 Meadowlark Reader, a journal of creative non-fiction, highlighting Kansas authors and places. Her writing was featured in the National Geographic article by Sarah Smarsh (Heartland) “America’s Postal Service is a Rural Life-line-and it’s in Jeopardy.”
You can follow Ann's writing on the Facebook sites Topeka History Geeks and Friends of the Flint Hills.
She spends her days writing and teaching tennis at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. She and her husband, Vann, and their three kitties, live in Lawrence, Kansas.