Ann Hedreen is the author of Her Beautiful Brain, winner of a 2016 Next Generation Independent Book Award. Ann and her husband Rustin Thompson own White Noise Productions and together have made more than 150 short films and five feature documentaries. Their latest film, Zona Intangible, set in Peru, was featured in several festivals and is now being distributed worldwide by Alexander Street Press. Ann has a BA from Wellesley College, an MFA from Goddard College and is an alumna of the Hedgebrook retreat for women writers. She teaches memoir writing twice a year at Seattle Central College, and occasionally at Hugo House. She is a frequent speaker on Alzheimer’s and aging issues, an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Washington state chapter, and a member of Women in Film Seattle. Her writing has been published in 3rd Act Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Seattle Times, Patheos, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Minerva Rising and elsewhere. She is currently working on a second book, The Observant Doubter.
The Restless Nest was awarded an honorable mention in the 2016 National Society of Newspaper Columnists competition.