Royal Palm Literary Awards

Huckleberry Heart


The Red Door

Welcome Friends!
"There is so much beauty in nature that is passed by without a second glance.  In my work, I strive to invite the viewer or reader in for a closer look to appreciate the small and seemingly insignificant, in the hopes of bringing an increased awareness and respect for the world in which we live."

Thank you for visiting Anne's website!
Anne has received numerous awards for her imaginative storytelling and hopes you will "drop in" and visit from time to time as her literary journey continues.  Watch for new postings and happenings!

About Anne

Anne Hawkinson was born in Duluth, Minnesota.  The world's largest inland port became her"window to the world" when ships from around the globe crossed under the Aerial Bridge and docked in Lake Superior's harbor.  Years later she'd visit the countries that at one time existed only in her imagination.

Bedtime stories read by her father were a nighttime ritual - her favorite was "The Teeny Tiny Woman."  Because they lived near a zoo, she often fell asleep to the sound of roaring African lions.

Anne graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Master's Degree  in Special Studies (Art History, Creative Writing, and Photography), a Bachelor's Degree in Art, and a Bachelor's Degree in Art History.   She has a daughter, a son, and an endless parade of pets that provide unending inspiration for her children's stories.  Anne would like to thank her Editor and Writing Coach Jamie Morris.

Literary Excellence
Anne recently attended the Florida's Writers Association Conference where her chapter book Huckleberry Heart was awarded a first place Royal Palm Literary Award.  The Royal Palm Literary Awards competition was established to recognize excellence in published and unpublished works.

Under Development

Anne is working on a middle-grade mystery titled, The Mystery at Moz Hollow.  Readers following the adventure will be able to log onto the same website as the characters in the story! 

Synopsis: Eleven year-old Maggie travels with her mother and her friend Laura to a Gothic mansion in northern Minnesota that has been transformed into a movie set.  An unexpected discovery pulls Maggie and Laura into the secrets of the mansion and its last living family member.  Can they solve the mystery before time runs out? 

Literary Affiliations
Anne is a member of the Florida Writer's Association and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.