Anneliese writes short stories, novels and poetry in Richmond, BC, Boulder, CO, and points between on the train. After teaching Italian at UBC for 20+ years, she now works at an extreme weather shelter when not riding the rails.
A Pushcart Prize nominee and former Bread Loaf Scholar, she completed her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. Her work has been published by “Literary Imagination”, “Enizagam”, “The Lascaux Review”, “Stone Canoe”, “The Toronto Star”, and Moon Willow Press, and recognized by “Glimmer Train”, “Ruminate”, The Writers’ Union of Canada, “Cutthroat”, “New Millennium Writings”, Hidden River Arts, the Bath Short Story Award, and the Surrey International Writers’ Conference.
Winner of the 2017 Cedric Literary Award in Fiction and the 2016 “Stone Canoe” Galson Prize for Fiction, she also received the 2013 ALSCW Meringoff Fiction Award and the 2013 “Enizagam” Literary Award in Fiction.
Today? She might be riffing on language and life with her musician son, continuing work on the third novel in her climate fiction series for young adults, sending out a story for the 30th time, or writing a Middle Grade novel in which diverse step-family meets rude ghosts …