I like the smell of earth, the touch of waves, the taste of berries, the sight of trees, the sound of laughter, and the feeling of being fully alive.
I had a fortunate upbringing in that I learned to read, print, and write (yes, cursive!) before I entered kindergarten. Bedtime stories were a nighttime ritual and reading continues to be a mainstay in all aspects of my life.
I am happy and proud to share the gifts that were bestowed upon me as I write books for young and adult readers, write about writing, and blog about topics that strike a personal and passionate chord with me.
I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Master’s degree in Special Studies (Art History, Creative Writing, and Photography), a Bachelor’s degree in Art, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History.
Thank you for sharing in my writing journey!
- Anne K. Hawkinson
I love being able to capture a moment, a memory, or a beautiful bit of nature. When something catches my eye, my mind instinctively composes the image, and the camera does the rest. Some I keep, many I share, and a few become treasured keepsakes.
I grew up in a family that nurtured the love of books, the importance of reading, and being read to. I couldn’t have known then, but it was instrumental in my becoming a writer. I write every day in some form or another, creating worlds and relationships where anything and everything is possible.
When I step outside of my everyday sphere and comfort zone, a door opens to new, unexpected adventures, and I come away with a greater appreciation for the world and the diverse, amazing people in it. I return home with countless memories and a reminder that near or far, we’re not that different after all.