About Me

My name is Anna E. Jordan and I write and illustrate for children. Feel free to use the short bio below for events.


Anna E. Jordan was the recipient of the 2013 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery award and has an MFA from the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of This Pup Steps Up! A dog book for kids (Rockridge Press, 2021). Her poems appear in the anthology The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems (Candlewick, 2019).

Anna blogs at Creative Chaos. You can find her on Instagram or like her Facebook Author Page @annawritedraw. Anna is represented by Janine Le at Sheldon Fogelman.

(Anna is also published as Anna J. Boll)

Here’s more about me:

I’m also pleased to have poems published in these high-quality magazines! For more clip links, click here.

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. For more about programs, click here

I have a cat named Rothko who loves boxes, baskets and bags. She walks on my keyboard and rests on my journal, and she’ll give you a high five in exchange for a treat.

My dog Lucy died in 2020 but she gave us all love, play, and protection. Here she is resting after chasing her bunny.
Lucy is resting after chasing her bunny.


I grew up in Washington, DC, spent over twenty years in Maine raising my children, and my fur-daughter, Lucy, lived in New York City for two years, and live in the DC area now.

I look forward to working with publishers to connect kids with great books through effective School Library Marketing. Connect with me on LinkedIn.

Enjoy the creative chaos:

Read my blog.
View my resume on LinkedIn.
Find links to my freelance writing in publications for adults.
Look at my program descriptions. View my illustration portfolio.
Ask me about my reader’s guides for children’s books.

…and much more.

Thanks so much for visiting.