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.
"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."
"Hands down my favorite session of the conference. Ann was a joy to listen to!"
Writer’s Digest Conference - 2021
"Ann was informative and so funny. The crowd loved her. She gave really useful info about figuring out your book."
Let’s Just Write, Chicago Writer’s Conference - 2022
"Such a wonderful presentation, I learned a lot and totally understood why her presentation was the most recommended one I heard about."
University of Dayton Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop
"Thank you for bringing your immense talent, passion and giving spirit to our conference. It was quite a magical, wonderful experience for attendees - and you rocked it. You are a remarkable teacher."