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I'm a writer and poet, currently laboring on the novel Loving Ophelia, a project I read for astute critique at my local writers group. I sometimes write by the name Ann London, in honor of my Jewish grandmother, Annette, who died long before I was born, and my great grandmother, Helen Louden, who drove a Ford Mustang into her eighties and lived to be ninety six. In 2012, the poet Marge Piercy selected me to participate with eleven other poets at a juried poetry workshop in Wellfleet, Mass. I am reworking poems from that workshop for publication, while also honing my portfolio to submit with applications to MFA programs in Creative Writing.
Since 1991, I've owned several businesses, the first, which commenced in Seattle as a communications firm with an office at the historic terminal building at Boeing Field. Among other jobs,I've worked as a reporter, a high-tech marketing director, and as a manager at Nordstrom after serving briefly in the US Air Force, where bland green was the new black, and I had to downplay my glamor tendencies. I also studied method acting for five years, which helped me to overcome my shyness, and prompted me to learn the art of laughing my guts out at improvisational skits. I once got to fly in a P-51 Mustang, traveling at 300 mph over the Mohave Desert, where I asked the pilot to perform every aerobatic move on the list.
At the moment, I live with my 17-year-old son, three dogs, and ten hens and two ducks on two acres with a creek, a large bridge and lots of trees. By day, I work as office manager for a counseling agency, which helps veterans with PTSD.