Category: AnnieWrites

I want to be a writer.

I have three emails waiting for me, all asking the same question. It’s one of my favorite questions. “Annie, I want to be a writer. Will you tell me how to do it?” Yes, yes I will. Actually, I can’t. I mean, I can tell you some tips and ideas, but here’s the truth- every

Thank you, Eve.

In 2006, my former college roommate and good friend Eve gave me a notebook. When she handed it to me, she said, “I think you should use it to write your book.” Writing was a new idea for me at the time, and to have someone [besides family] so quickly stand beside me and encourage

Here I Am!

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately, friends. And sorry that I’m throwing off your “Annie blogs in the morning or not at all” knowledge today by posting in the smack middle of the afternoon. But I just wanted to pop in and say HERE I AM FRIENDS! After the small group snoozle that was a total

Word Revolution.

So after three Girls of Grace events where I get to talk on how our words matter, I felt a tug. A push. A shove? Probably. Here’s what the God-shove felt like. I was standing in front of the mirror getting ready one morning, and this question scrolled across the ticker in my mind: What

Dear Me.

A letter to my teenage self….. Dear Me, The longer I sit here, the less I want to do this. It’s not you, it’s me. Well, that’s not really true. It’s not me. It’s you. . . . . I wrote this letter once already. And I wasn’t nice. I was mad because when I get

Some things before Tuesday.

Hi friends. We are 24 hours from the most annoying AnnieBlogs social media experience of your life. I apologize in advance. I have to tweet and Facebook until my fingers fall off when the book releases… I think that exact terminology is in my contract with Zondervan. So I’m sorry. [It’s not really. But it

Behind The Scenes: New head shots!

Portland was a blast. I put up a bazillion and one pictures on instagram, so check there if you want to see visual proof of my west coast-ness. You could also check the official wedding hashtag stream – yes, that is actually a thing- #rushpowerswedding. . . . . . So a few months ago,

And then….!

And with the second huge launch of the week….. She’s a beaut, that website. Super similar to AnnieBlogs, on purpose. is mainly meant for people who don’t know me, who google some author their friend told them about [fingers crossed], and want to know about my author life. won’t change on a

Book Cover : Twas A Miracle

My dear friend Annie Parsons and I had coffee last week. I’ll tell ya, that girl. She’s a gem. Don’t even get me started. Anyways, she said, “Um, you’ve never told us the story of the book cover like you said you would.” She’s right. So here you go. . . . . . Early

Perfectly Unique: Family meeting

[It still amazes me that we are even having this conversation. Just so you know.] Three short months from today, Perfectly Unique releases to the world. September 4, 2012. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I know that From Head To Foot has already come out so this should be no big deal, but it is. It feels