Presenters and Instructors

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Screen Shot 2019-05-29 at 2.32.48 PMAnne Clermont is the author of the novel LEARNING TO FALL. At the 2020 FLA workshop, she is teaching on point of view for fiction writers. She is also offering critiques as an add-on element for attendees.

Anne is both an unlikely author and an obvious one. Running a 75-horse equestrian center with her husband, while raising two young daughters, didn’t leave much time for reading novels, let alone writing them. But there was something about living in the mountains of the San Francisco Bay Area and the magic of horses that has inspired her – not just then, but ever since her first trail ride at the age of sixteen – to write down her unique perspective on the world. Born in Kraków and raised outside of Toronto, Anne holds a Baccalaureate in Science degree with specialized honors in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph in Canada, and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Once she realized her passion, Anne pursued her first writing via The Writing Salon in San Francisco with wonderful teacher Karen Bjorneby, and continued under the mentorship of best-selling author, Ellen Sussman of French Lessons. She has workshopped with Robert Goolrick of The Reliable Wife; Jacquelyn Mitchard of The Deep End of the Ocean; and Maria Semple of Where’d You Go Bernadette.

Anne now devotes her time to writing and designing websites for international clients via her company, Bookish Media. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two children, and an array of animals.