After many years of research, Anne L. Forbes wrote a book entitled 'Trials and Triumphs - The Gordons of Huntly in Sixteenth-Century Scotland.' It was published in 2012 by John Donald, the academic imprint of Birlinn Ltd., Edinburgh. She wrote a play entitled 'Who Killed the Cock of the North? (A whodunit with a difference!), about the 4th Earl of Huntly, which was performed in 2013 in the precincts of Huntly Castle by See Thru Productions, from Glass, directed by Alison Sellar. In 2014 she made a short film about the great benefactor of Glass, Alexander Geddes and his family as part of the Glass Film Festival. She has enjoyed being part of Huntly Writers and found their input helpful, especially when writing her book..
Anne was brought up in the south of England and taught in a London primary school, then in independent prep schools in Kenya and Norfolk. She came to the North-East of Scotland in 1980. Before concentrating on her writing, Anne taught general subjects in primary and prep schools there, She then enrolled at the University of Aberdeen as a mature student and, in 1995, gained a 2:1 degree in History. She taught the subject at an independent school in Zimbabwe up to International 'A' level, and then English up to GCSE 'O" level in Kenya . She has had several articles published in magazines including Saga about an alarming experience she and her husband had on an overland journey to visit their son and family in Azerbaijan. She would like to write more about their travels, for example going through Ethiopia and Sudan in 2001 on their back to UK.