Anne Tezon got bit by the writing bug in fifth grade when a "What I did last summer" assignment got rave reviews from her classmates. After earning a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, and following a 3-1/2 year stint with the Peace Corps in Brazil, she began working for a small town weekly newspaper. She later purchased the newspaper and served as publisher, editor, photographer and even the janitor for more than 25 years, retiring in 2013. She was also a part-time journalism instructor and picked up a master's degree from the University of Memphis during her newspaper career.
While serving as publisher of The Caldwell County News, Anne and her husband, Marshall, were able to publish several books, beginning with her mother's memoir, published after her death in 2003. Anne has taken on her mother's cause of encouraging others to tell the stories of their personal journeys for the benefit of their descendants.
Anne lives in Kansas City with her husband, two dogs and a cat. She can be reached at WritingTalent49@gmail.com
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Community Journalism Is (Was, Will Always Be) the Life for Me
by Anne Tezon
A chapter of a longer memoir, "Letters from Home: Adventures with Mad Mother, Lemonade Man and the Kid," this book looks at the funny and challenging things that can happen to a newspaper publisher or editor on the way to a deadline, in a voice one reader calls a cross between Garrison Keillor and Erma Bombeck.
Letters from Home: Adventures with Mad Mother, Lemonade Man and the Kid
by Anne Tezon
Want to laugh out loud? Want to be entertained by the hilarious and sometimes pathetic experiences most of us face in growing up and growing old gracefully? Take a look at "Letters from Home: Adventures with Mad Mother, Lemonade Man and the Kid." This unique memoir is a collection of the personal newspaper columns of a small town Midwestern publisher over the course of her 30 year career.
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