Ana McCracken holds an under graduate degree in fashion merchandising from Iowa State University. Her personal essays are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and the anthologies Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God, The Joy of Adoption, and Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul, and her poetry in Telepoem Booth® Iowa. She is a former columnist for Maui Vision Magazine, and her articles have appeared in various publications around the San Francisco Bay Area.
An Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, Ana leads writing workshops that inspire writers one word at a time. She also teaches creative nonfiction courses for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at the Iowa State University Alumni Association.
A road-trip enthusiast, Ana has developed a love for driving the back roads of Nebraska, Kansas and the eastern Great Plains of New Mexico. A sometimes blogger and active photo essayist, Ana’s workshops, writing and her photography can be found on her website at anamcracken.com.