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science educator , writer

Anna Lee Waldo was American science educator, writer. Recipient L. White Quest award for writing, Women of the Globe Democratic newspaper, 1980, Woman of Distinction award, American Association of University Women, 2001. Member of Authors Guild, Alpha Chi Sigma.


Waldo, Anna Lee was born on February 16, 1925 in Great Falls, Montana, United States. Daughter of Lee William Van Artsdale and Cecelia Anna Prayzek.


She attended the University of Maryland gaining a master's degree in organic chemistry, where she also met her future husband, Willis H. Waldo, a fellow chemist.


She is most noted for her novel Growing up though, she was interested and had a talent for science. Graduating from Montana State University majoring in Chemistry. They had five children together.

Prior to her first novel, Sacajawea, she taught at the University of Dayton in Ohio. She has also taught chemistry at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. It took Waldo ten years to write and research Sacajawea, a 1300+ page book, finally publishing it in 1978.

This led to her second novel, Prairie, and finally to her Druid Circle series about a Welsh prince and his travel to North America in the 12th Century.



Member of Authors Guild, Alpha Chi Sigma.


Married Willis Henry Waldo. Children: Judith Ann, Sara Kendall, Dale Frederick, Patricia Gwyn, Richard Kirk.

Lee William Van Artsdale

Cecelia Anna Prayzek

Willis Henry Waldo

Judith Ann Waldo

Sara Kendall Waldo

Dale Frederick Waldo

Patricia Gwyn Waldo

Richard Kirk Waldo