Truffle Love

Is it okay to have chocolate truffles for breakfast? It is on National Truffle day! Chocolate truffles pair best with tea, coffee, or wine. I know, you’re thinking, “Annette, I’m so glad I don’t have to celebrate rare, expensive fungi that grow in Southern Europe.” Guess what? We celebrate both today because that’s where chocolate…

Nerding Out: Wizard of Oz

If you know me at all, you are aware of my obsession with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I love the books. I remember going to the library, making my way through the white hardback covers of the 1974 reissued edition. I never thought I’d own a 2nd edition, 1st state. But, that’s what my…

Image Inspiration: Song of a Wingfin

In case you haven't heard, I'm releasing my first book on March 17! I've always loved folklore and reimagining of those old tales. Song of a Wingfin does just that, as well as introduce you to characters you may not have met before. If you'd like to Pre-Order, click the cover. Inspiration can come in…

Three Tips for Creatives

I am sitting at my cluttered dining room table staring at my laptop. My dog has abandoned her task of warming my toes as I work on formatting for my debut as a real life published author. (Book release in three weeks...whoa). Snap shot of my new website. It’s really happening. Instead of running to…

Breathing Over Here

Today began on the wrong foot. I did not want to get out of bed. I think stress has been getting to me. One moment I’ll be fine and the next I feel extremely overwhelmed. I was supposed to have a doctors appointment this morning but forgot what I needed for the doctors appointment and…