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Anna J Boll

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location:Brunswick, Maine, United States
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Write and edit book-length publications for the children’s and YA market.
Write and edit curriculum guides for fiction and nonfiction to meet the Common Core.
Write and edit copy for newsletters, press releases, online content and direct mail.
Coordinate online marketing using new technologies including social networking, blogging, online registration, and web-based applications.
Design posters, direct mail, brochures, and other printed and web materials with InDesign & Photoshop.
Complete list of publications available upon request.


Moderow, Hannah. Born to Mush. Neenah, WI: JJK Sports Entertainment, Ltd., 2012. Print.

Housing and Urban Development. Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery Resource Guides: Routes 2, 3, 4. Hired by “Go! Creative,” Washington, DC. AP Stylebook Editing & HTML Link check.


Publications- Curriculum
Teacher/Reader Guide. Crowder, Melanie. PARCHED. Houghton Mifflin, 2013. Print.
Reader Guide. Jahn-Clough, Lisa. Nothing but Blue. New York, N.Y: Houghton Mifflin, 2013. Print.

Publications- Illustration
Lowell, Caitlin, Charlotte McDonald, and Anna J. Boll. Fufu and Fresh Strawberries. Portland, ME: The Telling Room, 2011. Print.

Publications- Magazine Fiction & Poetry
Babybug Magazine: “Little Baby, Little Bear,” December 2003
Highlights High Five: “Bath Time,” August 2008
Highlights for Children: “The Pigs of Summer,” June 2011, “Summer Thunderstorm,” “Autumn Morning”
Ladybug Magazine: “Lemonade”, July/August 2010

Publications- Articles
The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators New England News
September/October 2010, “Changing Seasons, Changing Habits”
March/April 2011,“Five Networking Tips To Help You Get The Most Out of Your NESCBWI Conference Experience!”
May/June 2012, “Submittable vs. Publishable”

Publications- Online (Partial Listing)
Creative Chaos Blog
“Tips On Writing Conference Proposals: The Inside Scoop”
“The Children’s Book Industry: A Gendered Affair”
“Novels in Verse”
“USMC Sargent Meets Challenges At Home And On the Battlefield”
“Grandma Built That”
“Further Degrees Give Trade Workers A Longer Career: Union to University Upgrades”
“First Gathering of Native Veterans at Navajo Nation: Native Vets Learn and Celebrate”
“New Prosthesis Could Help keep Troops in the Fight: Microprocessor Controls Knee”
“Wounded Warrior: Part of a Team Again: Spc. Jay Fox is a Carpenter.”

Professional Writing/Marketing Experience
Poem In Your Pocket Day (Brunswick, ME)
Program Coordinator, September 2011-May 2012

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Los Angeles, CA: Remote Position)
Regional Advisor- Northern New England (ME, NH, VT), January 2010- Present
Conference Director, May 2008- June 2009
Conference Co-Director, May 2007- May 2008

Friends School of Portland (Falmouth, ME)
Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher: Five/Six Multiage Team, August 2010- June 2011
Marketing Coordinator, June 2010- January 2011

Helmets to Hardhats (Washington, DC: Remote position)
Writer, October 2008- June 2009


Merrymeeting Adult Education (Topsham, ME)
Developmental English Instructor, September 2011- Present

Friends School of Portland (Falmouth, ME)
Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher: Five/Six Multiage Team, August 2010- June 2011

Brunswick School Department (Brunswick, ME)
Substitute Teacher (Various including library and art at all levels), September 2007-June 2008

M.S.A.D. #51, Drowne Road School (Cumberland, ME)
Team Teacher: Five/Six Multiage Team, September 1999-June 2004

Auburn Middle School (Auburn, ME)
Language Arts Teacher: Seven/Eight Multi-graded Team, September 1998-June 1999
Consulting Teacher for Gifted Education, September 1997-June 1998

Shaw Middle School (Gorham, ME)
(One year postition) Language Arts Teacher: Seventh Grade, September 1995-1996


Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
Masters of Fine Arts in Writing (2011)
Concentration in Writing for Children & Young Adults,
Picture Book Certificate (2010)
Thesis: The Secret Text: How an Author Can Use Narrative Structure, Character Relationship, and Timeless Themes to Create a Palimpsest.
HONORS: Alumni Award. Chosen by VCFA alumni and current students, the award honors leadership, inspiration, support of fellow students, and/or contributions to the program
College Service: Diversity Committee, Representative to NEASC Accreditation Committee, Illustration Advisory Committee

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Course work in Art & Art History (2009)

University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
Masters of Science in Education, Concentration in Teaching and Learning (1999)
Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP), Maine State K-8 Certification (1995)

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Arts, *** Laude, Political Science and American Sign Language (1993)
Study abroad experience at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
1990-1992, Resident Advisor


Visual Literacy for Writers 101. Vermont College of Fine Arts. Montpelier, VT. July 2011.
Cumulative Picture Books. Vermont College of Fine Arts. Montpelier, VT. July 2010.
Maintaining a Standards Based Grade book. 3rd Annual Distinguished Educators Forum: University of Maine, Orono, ME.
Planning Backwards; Using the Maine State Learning Results to make assessment your first priority. Auburn School District, Auburn, ME.


Association of Writing Professionals (AWP)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: Regional Advisor for Northern New England (SCBWI)
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA)
Maine Illustrators Collective: Founding Member, Treasurer (MEIC)
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