Absent a word to describe the wonderful stage of life between middle- and old-age, Dr. Watson coined one: ARRIVEE
Dr. Anne Watson, formerly a Special Educator, Psycho-educational Consultant, and a Canadian Professor (UBC and Trent U), took early retirement to write.
She has published guidebooks for children facing court procedures, one of which was a Canadian bestseller: "So, You Have to Go To Court! (Butterworths, 1986).
An award-winning community theatre actor with over 30 plays in her repertoire, in the late '90's she wrote and produced plays like: "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 Robert McKee's Story Structure Seminar and an intensive 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) was a play commissioned by U.S. Aid - Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. A short piece, translated into Spanish and performed by high school students in Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Then, a couple of articles for International Living preceded her latest book, "FLASH! The Science Behind Intuition" (in press, Posthypnotic Press, 2018).
The Universe-inspired screenplay, "The Burden of Solitude" is now complete.
Dr. Watson 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, see www.mindphasing.com.
Summertime finds her in Peterborough, Ontario, and in Zipolite and/or Tulum, Mexico or Bocas del Toro, Panama in the winter, welcoming visits from her two grown children and grandchild, Skoochi.