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Anne Goodwin
Genre: Memoir

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 Nightingale

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.

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