Dr. Anne Watson-Russell is the pen-name of Dr. Anne Watson, formerly Special Educator, Psycho-educational Consultant, and a Canadian Professor (UBC and Trent U), who took early retirement to write.
She has published guidebooks for children who are facing court procedures,
one of which was a Canadian bestseller: “So, You Have to Go To Court!
A Guide for Child Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases” (Butterworths, 1986),
followed by Watson-Russell & Harvey “So, You’ve Been Busted! A Guide for Learning Disabled Students in Trouble With The Law” (Butterworths, 1989).
Between then and the late '90's, when not driving her own kids to and from all their interests all the while diagnosing and writing reports on LD kids, she also wrote and produced plays: "The Golden Ruler" (1994), "Stiffed!" (1996), and "Moving to Mobay" (1999).
"The Child You Got" 1997 was her first screenplay -- a test drive for a complex ride called screenwriting, supported by training. Sheer luck led her to pick Robert McKee's Story Structure Seminar to introduce the world of film scripts (McKee's former STORY students have won: 27 Academy Awards), followed by an intensive training week with Canada's "go-to script doctor", John Hunter (author of "The Grey Fox").
In 2007 her “Strength-Based IEP’s" came out in "Communique: The Publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario" (Vol. 38, No. 1, 15-16). The Ontario Ministry of Education included strengths thereafter in all Individual Education Plans.
“Uneven Bars” (Canja Productions, 2011) was her first fictionalized book. (Amazon)
This book about a love affair wrecked by Asperger's Syndrome, is not in circulation pending editing for its upcoming screenplay.
"Save the Seven Species" (2012) is a play commissioned by U.S. Aid - Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. A short piece, translated into Spanish.
Neuroscience, quantum physics, and electromagnetic messages are topics in a 2013 market test PDF "From Light", now subsumed within her next book, “Flash! The Science Behind Intuition" (in press, Posthypnotic Press, 2018).
Then came Universe-inspired "Wrongful Therapy", the screenplay. Now complete and being marketed for production as "Under The Burden of Solitude". Logline: Under the Burden of Solitude is a psychological drama, equivalent to Black Swan or Gone Girl, based on a true story about a psychologist who applies her unconditional love as therapy for “curing” her sociopathic lover, thus blinding herself to his increasingly lethal violence.
Currently preparing to write her next next book which recommends discarding all Special Ed labelling. "We Are All Special Ed." will be created by 2020.
Dr. Anne is the inventor and CEO of Mind Phasing which uses EEG equipment to bring people into an Alpha-phase mindstate for connectivity with the Universe or with others (possible telepathy?) mindphasing.com
Dr. Anne lives in Peterborough, Canada, or in Zipolite, Mexico, or in Bocas del Toro, Panama, welcoming visits from her two grown children and one grandchild, Skoochi.