Annie started writing for her brother's mimeographed newspaper by the age of 6, and began married life as co-editor of her husband's small weekly. She continued to write for anyone who would let her while a stay-at-home Mom. She got her degree in Journalism at age 45 when her youngest left home.
At age 29 Annie and a newly widowed friend outlined an ideal widowhood book, but it didn't become reality until after Annie was widowed at age 55. Only widows really know widowhood! The subject is now her passion and her mission in life.
She published her first book, "For Widows Only!", in 2003 and is currently working on a second one, due out in 2009 (she hopes). Her support website for widows, also called For Widows Only, is at http://groups.msn.com/forwidowsonly Another site is about Annie and her writings. That is at http://forwidowsonly.com