Like a brilliant diamond, Annie has many facets. She is a mother to three beautiful children and a rather lively rescue dog, as well as a grandmother to three delightful imps who are growing up way too quickly for her liking!
Her partner, Grant, is her muse, her sounding-board, a wonderfully supportive man and the reason she is now a published author. They live in a suburb on the northern outskirts of the Perth metro area and are only a kilometre from the beach. It is at her favourite café there where she can be often seen writing – and always with a coffee, or two!
Annie was a teacher of students with special needs for nearly thirty years and has recently retired. She is very excited to be able to spend more time to concentrate on her writing, as well as her other hobbies which previously took a back seat in her busy life.
In her sixtieth year Annie self-published her first book, A Daisy in the Field, followed by A Lily in the Valley the following year.
These are the first two books in the Flower Quartet. Later that year, Sixty & Sassy: Aging Disgracefully bounced into print; her humorous look at reaching that milestone, and her first foray in non-fiction writing. There are other books like this just waiting to be written.
The third book of the Flower Quartet, A Rose in the Garden, was published by Shawline Publishing Group, which will also publish the last in the series, A Poppy in the Meadow, as well as re-publish the first two books.
There will also be a course for the younger generation (8-15 year olds) who would like to put pen to paper (or, most probably, use a computer) to stretch their imaginations.
Follow Annie as she attempts to put her often crazy thoughts and opinions into some resemblance of structure! Whatever she is doing, Annie thinks all her roles in life are important but, at various times, one may hold greater priority than the others as life turns in new directions. It is all a huge learning curve; however, she believes she is never too old to learn something new, even if she struggles with the technology of it all!