After graduating from Regis High School and UW-Eau Claire, Anne settled in Ashland and taught English for 34 years. About seven years ago, she began writing Mashkiki Rapids. The book takes place in 1953 and focuses on a young pregnant woman, Elaine, traveling from Chicago. On her travels, she encounters several soldiers, one of which ends up offering her a job at his family's resort in Mashkiki Rapids. Her adjustments to life in a small town as well as "temptation, jealousy, betrayal, and women's roles" are all essential aspects of the plot.