Anne Key wants to live in a world where women are wild, knees don’t age, the fragrance of flowers fills the air, and we all love—and are loved for being—exactly who we are.
Anne’s first memoir Desert Priestess recounts her time as the Priestess of the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet in Nevada. Her latest book— Burlesque, Yoga, Sex and Love: A memoir of Life under the Albuquerque Sun —explores the joys of mid-life. She co-edited Heart of the Sun: An Anthology in Exaltation of Sekhmet and Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses.
She performs with the nationally recognized troupe Burlesque Noir in Albuquerque, New Mexico under the stage name Annie O’Roar. She teaches under the name Dr. Key as an adjunct faculty offering courses in women’s studies, religious studies, and English. As well as writing, she is also the co-founder of the independent press Goddess Ink (www.goddess-ink.com).
Anne blissfully resides in Albuquerque with her husband, his three cats and her snake. When she’s not writing or grading papers, you can find her pushing taffeta through a sewing machine or strapping on her heels for rehearsal.