Anne B. Fisher was born Evelyn Anne Benson on February 1, 1898, in Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Denver
and the University of Colorado Medical School, and trained as a nurse. After graduation in 1918, she worked as a field bacteriologist
for the U. S. Bureau of Animal Industry and established a clinical laboratory in Salinas in 1920. During this period she published
medical papers. In 1922 she married Walter Kendrick Fisher, the director of the Hopkins Marine Laboratory in Pacific Grove,
and took up residence in that town. She became active in local civic and academic clubs. Her first book, Look What Brains
Can Do! (1932), was written as a satire on students and research, picked up from talk among her husband and his colleagues.
Her subsequent books include: Live With a Man and Love It (1937); Brides Are Like New Shores (1938); Cathedral in the Sun
(1940); set in the Monterey area in the nineteenth century, it initiated her written interest in Monterey County history;
the Salinas . . (1945); No More a Stranger (1946), about Robert Louis Stevenson's three month stay in Monterey in 1879; and
Oh Glittering Promise (1949), a novel of the California Gold Rush. Following the death of her husband in 1953, Mrs. Fisher
moved to Saratoga, Calif. and then to a retirement home in Medford, Oregon, where she was working on a book about the Zuni
Indian fire jumpers at the time of her death.