Kids’ Writing Workshop!

For years, people have been asking me if I’d do a day-long writing workshop for kids, and it’s finally happening! Kids’ Sugaring Saturday Writing Workshop! When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, 10-4** Who: Kids between the ages of 8-14  Where: Lilac Ridge Farm 264 Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 I’ll use a mix of fun… Read more »

Join me for a Fall Weekend Writing Retreat

It’s official! I’m hosting a weekend writing retreat at Hallelujah Farm the weekend of October 28th! (And if you can’t make this one, I’ll be hosting one Memorial Day weekend as well!)   ***********************   Come give your soul the gift of quiet, as you clear the space needed to hear your own voice.  … Read more »

Podcast Interview: Opossums, Octopuses, and Puffins — Meet Ann Braden, A Judy Blume for this Generation

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Dr. Diane’s Adventures in Learning about the challenges and joys of writing about real issues, the impact young readers have had, and the importance of finding and using your voice. So many good topics! If you’re interested in either listening or reading the summary, I’m including a… Read more »

Fun O-pportunities to Celebrate OPINIONS & OPOSSUMS

My new book OPINIONS AND OPOSSUMS has been recently described as: “Astounding” “Life-changing” and as the contemporary book to pair with Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret! (?!?!?) and it’s coming out in just 5 weeks! AND there are so many perks to pre-ordering it that they needed a flow chart! (I mean, really.)… Read more »

The Rocket Cat Kids’ Book Club is taking off!

  It’s official! My amazing critique group is starting a virtual book club for kids. Participants will have a chance to ask the book’s author questions, win prizes, learn secrets behind the book-writing and book-publishing process, and participate in fun, interactive writing activities with the Rocket Cats. To accommodate the most readers, we’ve decided to… Read more »

Register for the Virtual Opossum Party for Schools!

My next book Opinions & Opossums is coming out May 2nd, and I’m excited to come together for a Virtual Launch Party with classrooms from around the country to celebrate! Together, we’ll play interactive writing games, tour my writing space, listen to me read aloud the beginning of the book, and have lots of time… Read more »

Beautiful Letters from Readers

I was so touched to read these two letters from readers of The Benefits of Being An Octopus. What powerful introspection and perception. And the fact that their class specifically tracked the dynamics of power blows my mind! Here’s to fabulous educators and their fabulous students! ***************** February 11 Dear Ann, I am writing to… Read more »

Opossum Stickers! (And some fun upcoming opportunities!)

It is full-on winter here in Vermont right now, and it is gorgeous, but I’ve also got some fun announcements about this coming spring and summer! My newest book Opinions and Opossums is coming out on May 2nd (just over 3 months from now!) and RIGHT NOW there’s a 25% Off Pre-Order Sale at Barnes and Noble (just use… Read more »


I am FEELING ALL THE FEELINGS as the reality that this deeply personal book that I’ve poured my heart into for years… is just 6 months away from entering the world. And right now it’s even starting to poke it’s little human-like opossum hand out there because Advanced Reader Copies have arrived!   If you’re… Read more »