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Anne Tews Schwab  is a writer and a poet, a musician, music teacher and music therapist, a sailor, squash player, skier and biker. She loves writing, reading, music, carrots and waking up before the sun.

On any given day, Anne may be found filling the roles of novelist, poet, editor and teacher as well as doctor, lawyer, psychiatrist and chef. In other words, she is a writer, a wife and a mother of four. Anne lives in happy harmony with her husband, four children and one fluffy dog in a wooded house tucked between a large pond and a small lake.

Growing up in Minnesota, she developed her love of water before she was even able to walk. Sailing and swimming through her childhood and teen years, Anne explored area lakes and ponds. Wind and waves remained essential elements in Anne’s college years and beyond as she travelled the country and basked on the beaches of coastal rivers and oceans.

After graduating from Wellesley College with a BA in Psychology, Anne returned to the land of 10,000 lakes where she started a family, earned her MA in Music Education and Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota, ran a private music education and music therapy studio and earned her MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.

Anne has published short stories and essays, and her verse novel, CAPSIZED, is scheduled to be released in June of 2013. She is currently working on an assortment of short stories, poetry and book reviews and navigating a final draft of her latest novel — a middle grade fantasy adventure filled with pirates, plunder and plenty of plot twists.

Anne teaches classes for children and adults on creative writing, poetry, pirates and music.

(photo by Andy King)

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Anne is available to lead poetry & prose workshops for teens/tweens & children of all ages.

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CAPSIZED: A Novel in Poems

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