Anna M Lewis

Welcome to my website. Feel free to look around to find information about:
  • Women of Steel and Stone and STEM Topics
  • City Doodles - Chicago, Free Activities, and Chicago Facts
  • My Artwork
  • News and Information about Author Signing and Presentations
  • Thank you for visiting.
    Author of WOMEN OF STEEL AND STONE: 22 Inspiring Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers (Chicago Review Press January 2014), CITY DOODLES - CHICAGO (Gibbs-Smith 2013), and several children's magazines. Read More About Me


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    Who am I?
  •  Award-winning toy inventor
  • Children’s book author
  • Illustrator
  • Creativity and art advocate.
    • What have I created?
    • Author of Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers (Chicago Review Press 2014)
    • Author of City Doodles - Chicago (Gibbs-Smith 2013)
    •  Author and consulting editor for several children's magazines and other projects
    • Toy designer at Mattel and Tonka Toys.
    • Inspiring creativity, one child at a time. The ideas of all students are the future of our world. They have the power to create great things.
        As an author, I encourage students to think creatively. Cartooning, Kids Got Game, and Monster Imaginations are just a few of the classes I teach at schools, libraries, and park districts through my company, Ideasplash.
          Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, I also lived in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Reno, Nevada until I settled in my current town of St. Charles, Illinois, in the Chicago suburbs.  I live with my husband, 3 wildly creative children, and Lucy, an Old English Sheepdog, who patiently piles tennis balls at my feet while I write. (And, our two cats, Cali and Lucky, who rule the house.)
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            Blog Posts

            Women of Steel and Stone

            Celebrating Women’s History Month with 22 More Women of Steel and Stone

            This month, joined by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, we honor the achievements that women have made to our world—nature and the planet. As explained in the Women’s History Month website: […]


            Women of Steel and Stone— Cincinnati Connections

            This weekend I’m headed back to my hometown to attend Books By the Banks, a fabulous event with over 140 authors—many who have Cincinnati connections. I will be signing copies of my young adult nonfiction book, Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers. While writing the book, I was surprised […]

            STEM Panel -w/ 2 Nuclear engineers

            Engineering Careers for High School Students

            This week, I went back to high school. I was part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) panel for career day. The other two members on the panel were nuclear engineers, having just graduated from college last year. We had seven sessions, so I listened to their presentation seven times. And, I still […]


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