Ann is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and professor with thirty years of adult teaching experience. From intimate gatherings and workshops, to key-notes attended by hundreds. Ann can tailor a message specific to your organization needs.

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"I speak on topics such as leadership, collaboration, entrepreneurship, mental and physical health, the importance of storytelling and the craft and business of creative writing. I’ve am an emeritus professor from the University of Wisconsin System and currently teach at Drexel University’s Master’s of Fine Arts programs. Because of my diverse creative, scientific, and business background, I focus on topics as wide-ranging as using humor to understand humanity, navigating the business of writing, the nuts and bolts of creative writing, and how to stay healthy during stressful times. I am a Registered Nurse have a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and a doctorate in Health Psychology. Additionally, I am the CEO and founder of multiple award winning The Tall Poppy Writers the only cross-genre marketing collaborative for women authors est. 2012."



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