About Me

My name is Anna Eleanor Jordan (Formerly published under the name Anna J. Boll), and I write and illustrate for children. I’m pleased to have poems published in these high quality magazines!

Illustrations L to R: Dec 2003, Ann Strugnell; Jul/Aug 2010, Brita Granstrom; Aug 2007, Emilie Boon; Jun 2011,Dan Andreasen.

I am also a veteran educator as comfortable with teaching K-12 as I am with teaching adults and higher ed students. I love to do programs about poetry, the picture book, creative writing, research, and the creative process. 

I grew up in Washington, DC and live in Maine with my children, and my fur-daughter, Lucy.

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Lucy is resting after chasing her bunny.
Lucy is resting after chasing her bunny.


This is where I do most of my work…

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…but I get a lot of my ideas when I’m being active on my own or with my family– rowing, hiking, biking, running, or cross country skiing.


I’m the one in the blue cap.
Pumpkinman Triathlon 2011. ©Capstone Photography, Inc.

Read my blog.  Look at my program descriptions. View my illustration portfolio. Explore my links. Ask me about my reader’s guides for children’s books.

Thanks so much for visiting.