The Keep It Local Maine Podcast

Episode 15: Anna Crowley Redding - Maine Childrens Author

November 17, 2020

We had a great conversation with Maine childrens author Anna Crowley Redding for this week's episode as we talked about her newest book, whether or not chowder should contain tomatoes, her writing process, going from reporter to writer, what inspires her, and much more!



Before diving into the deep end of writing for children, Anna Crowley Redding’s first career was as an Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter and journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Anna now focuses her stealthy detective skills on digging up great stories for young readers — which, as it turns out, is her true passion. Anna is the author of four published books and has five more on the way! Her first book, Google It, was named the best STEM book of 2019 by the National Science Teacher Association. She currently lives outside Portland, Maine.

Go to to learn more about Anna along with her current and upcoming books. Her newest book, Chowder Rules: The True Story of an Epic Food Fight is available for purchase on Amazon, Bookshop, or get a signed copy from Print: A Bookstore. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or sign up for her newsletter.



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