Anita Larsen has served organizations and businesses as writer and consultant for over 25 years, working in the areas of promotional copy, scripting, speechwriting, editorial, and public relations. She has published 21 books (several more languish in drawers) and numerous articles for both young and adult readers. Also, she’s written monthly book review columns for several leading newspapers’ Sunday arts sections nationwide, as well as Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. But her first love is live theatre, whether acting, writing for the stage or teaching others to do those things. This is also likely to be her last love. Why? She says, “If you can get out of your own way and have a little luck—you may sense theater’s ancient roots, which are both spiritual and sustaining.” Several of her plays have been published, but “Anne of Green Gables” is her first play with Eldridge.