Maryann Scheufele has a Master of Arts degree in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts at Boston; and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.Maryann writes the Anza Books blog about some of the beautiful art and amazing stories found within favorite children’s books from many different publishers. Anza Books is the boutique publishing company established in partnership with Maryann and her son Peter, an '06 Dartmouth College graduate when they decided to to independently publish the children's American historical fiction chapter book Adrian's Mayflower Adventure written and illustrated by Maryann. Anza Books has since published more of the children’s stories that Maryann authored and illustrated.
As an expert in the field of children's literature, Maryann wrote children's book reviews on examiner.com, from 2011 - 2015. Maryann also has a Certificate from The Institute of Children's Literature in Connecticut; is a Massachusetts certified teacher of Reading and Writing k-6; and is a Massachusetts licensed Academic Teacher of English grades 5 - 8 and 9 -12. She currently works as a Substitute Teacher. She has previously worked as Editor on a teenage novel, and Storyteller on three series of digital picture books for children.
*Maryann is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).