During her life, Anne Pedersen has been: a film editor; camerawoman; documentary film producer and writer; journalist; and development executive for a major Hollywood studio. She is also the author of several books for children and young adults, one of which, Kidding Around Washington, D.C., won the Benjamin Franklin Award of Publishers Marketing Association in 1990. Presently, she is working on a collection of short fiction (for adults) titled How I Became a Bag Lady. She is also a pastel artist and has had two one-woman shows. From 2010 to 2014 she was an Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Fe (N.M.), where she lives.