ANNE GOODWIN, award-winning author of Stay for Lunch and Come to the Lake, spends her summers in a 1920s cottage on Pleasant Lake in southeastern Wisconsin. Her passions include feeding large groups of family and friends, swimming from shore-to-shore, paddling any non-motorized craft available, observing nature’s glories and taking notes along the way.
For more information on Anne Goodwin, visit her website.
Biggest literary influencers:
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Anne Lamott, Maya Angelou
Last book read:
The book that changed your life:
Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s The Gift By the Sea and her volumes of journals inspired my nature-related writing and journaling. The book For Those I Loved by Martin Gray, a Holocaust survivor, taught me as a high school student about sustaining loss in life and surviving through it. I remember its impact well, forty years later.
Your favorite literary character:
So trite, but is there a more inspiring and comforting character than Atticus Finch?
Currently working on:
Hunting and gathering for my next unknown, but hopefully soon to be determined, writing project.
Words to live by:
“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” – Colette.
Advice to new and aspiring authors:
Simply, tell your story. And have fun telling it.