Hi! I'm Anne!
And I write about real-life demons. Yep! No zombies, no vampires, but rather the real things that can scare the daylights out of us. This includes the big "C", that would be cancer, and fading relationships, retiring children, losing our jobs, battling bureaucracies, aging, dementia, and so many other things that make us crazy. I also write about the resiliency of the human spirit and the power each of us has inside us. I write about hope and dreams and smiles, lots of smiles. You'll love Ill Will, really like Beauty Full and its emerging love story, and you will fall in love all over again with my third novel, Winning Wishes, a 2017 Book Excellence Awards Finalist. My fourth book, Beyond the Moon and the Heartache Too, was also selected as a 2019 Book Excellence Awards Finalist. It is a book which all should read about innate resilience in the face of perverse and pervasive adversity. The initial reader reviews are very positive! Thank you! And keep them coming!
All of my books are available for purchase in hardcover, softcover, and e-book formats.
When I am not writing, I really, really, really, really, really adore traveling! Travel is good for the spirit and opens one's mind to new heights! Hiking in your own back yard is a great way to start seeing life a little differently.
I recently returned from Southeast Asia, a hauntingly beautiful land. Vietnam still whispers of the ravages of war, Cambodia sings of the lore of Angkor Wat, and Thailand hides mysteries in every corner. More recently I have discovered, Chile and Argentina are wild and wooly, Israel cosmopolitan, Jordan full of mystery, and Russia surprisingly sophisticated. I am off to the alluring Baja in December. Can't wait!
Passionate about wine and wine pairings, I particularly enjoy conducting wine, cheese, and chocolate pairings. When properly paired, these tastings are divine!