Middleton launched her personal histories business, Your Life Tales, in 2011 after a 40-year career in journalism, public relations,
fundraising and teaching.
becoming a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor in 2011, Anne has
taught introductory and advanced Guided Autobiography/Life Storybook
San Diego (winter/spring) and north Lake Tahoe (summer/fall). In earlier years, she also taught at Laguna Woods in Orange County.
obtained a master’s degree in print journalism from Northwestern University’s
Medill School of Journalism in 1987, and then worked for several years as a newspaper
reporter. Throughout her varied careers, Anne’s strongest passion was
getting to know and write about other people's lives. Thus it was a natural transition to concentrate on her love of journalism in her retirement.
2009, Anne wrote her first life storybook, “Middie’s Memoirs,” which chronicled
the life of her father, Arthur Warner "Middie" Middleton. The impetus for this book was a ledger her paternal grandmother used to track the family's expenses from 1930-1945. Subsequent
personal histories include "Our 20 Kraemer Cousins --
featuring #2 Stevie Brennan"; “From Teacher Incognito to Fundraiser
by the Sea,” which highlights Anne's job experiences from 1972-2011; and "Happy '85' Birthday, Ed (Barthold)." These books can be previewed at www.blurb.com or on the "Samples" page of this website.