After 17 years as a hairdresser, Anne retired from her career to focus full time on her true passions: her love of rescue pets, and helping her fellow humans. For the past 5 years, Anne served as a Director for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, and she is currently an Ambassador for the organization. She also manages a non-profit her husband and she started called The Foundation To Increase Awesome.
Anne's first rescue pet was an orange tabby cat who followed her while walking home from a friend’s house when she was 5 years old. (It was the 70s. Apparently it was a safer time?) After two days of searching for his owner, she discovered they had moved away and left this cat behind. The cat had gone out in search of a new family, and Anne's family became that for him. Anne never thought to seek out the family to find out why they left him, she just saw this cat who wanted to be loved and have a home. It was hard to understand at such a young age why anyone would do this, which is why Anne decided to write Piggy and Pug, the book little-kid-Anne would have loved to read.
Anne currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Wil, and their three rescue pets.