Annette Fix is the author of The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir which was offered an option for development as a cable TV series. Her book was a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s 2009 Book of The Year Awards.

Annette is the former senior editor of WOW! WomenOnWriting.com, an online magazine written by, for, and about women in the publishing industry. During her editorship, WOW was selected by Writer’s Digest for their list of “101 Best Websites for Writers” for two consecutive years. She writes and edits for WOW! on a freelance basis when her schedule permits.

Annette speaks at national writer’s conferences and organizations about online promotion, how to get an agent, DIY publishing, and memoir writing. She also teaches online workshops, and an in-person memoir program: Write From Your Soul.

Annette began her writing career hawking her feature film spec scripts in Hollywood, nearly killed her muse by working as a technical copywriter for the computer industry, and found her way to narrative writing, which felt like dancing naked in a field of flowers compared to her previous writing adventures.

Be sure to check out Annette’s speaking topics, freelance editing and development services, workshops, and writing-related articles on the other pages of her Paper Trail site.

On the personal side, Annette was a single mom for 15 years—sole support and care of her son. After she was empty-nested by her commercial photographer son, she decided to regularly monitor his life by stalking him on FB & IG. Now, she plays Alpha Mom to the sweetest, goofiest Staffordshire Terrier on the planet. You can find her living her best life on the beach volleyball courts or street skating backward on quads through downtown Huntington Beach.

Annette is currently indulging her Gemini twins by juggling work on a new memoir, a pilot based on her last memoir, and a midlife-divorce survival guide—all while being grateful that life’s whatthefuckery is continually providing story fodder.

Contact Annette via email: annettefix [at] gmail [dot] com, or by phone: 949-874-8558.

Catch up with her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AnnetteFix
Find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnetteFix

14 thoughts on “ABOUT ANNETTE

  1. Hey, Annette. I just noticed I hadn’t seen you on FB in a while and am hoping everything is okay with you. Your FB page has disappeared. ~ Dani G.(Blog Book Tours)

  2. Hi Annette Fix,

    Good day…! Hope you are well. We heard a lot about you you are a great Author. we just launched a Book Reviews site please check out http://www.bloggerbookreviews.com

    It is 100% Free for both Readers and Authors. Please use Blogger Book Reviews and tell to others.

    It is our pleasure to see you on our site.

    Looking forward to hear from you,


  3. Annette, I really enjoyed your seminars last weekend at the Miss. Writers Guild Conference. I left the one about the Digital Revolution with my mind jumping with ideas.

    I will be in touch!

    Thanks again,

    1. Keetha, so glad you enjoyed my sessions. I’m really excited about the digital opportunities for writers. Good luck with those ideas! Keep me posted. =)

  4. Hi just wondering if i can buy the poster of the old woman riding a chopper with the heading “it’s never too late” wanted to buy it for my husband

  5. I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the Red Pencil Round-up article on WOW right now. I was having some serious doubts about what I’m trying to do (write fiction) and was just thinking about quitting. But this morning I, luckily, read your editing article and I actually think it will help me in my first draft. So thank you, thank you!

    1. Kerrie,
      You’re welcome. =) I’m glad the self-editing article was helpful to you. There was so much more information I wanted to include, but at 5,000 words, the article was getting a bit long. LOL

      As for quitting, don’t do it. Often, the only differences between a published author and an unpublished writer are dedication and persistence. Learn your craft. Love your characters. Tell your story.

      Good luck!

      1. I just read the Red Pencil article, too! So helpful. Thanks, Annette. I will be looking for your book and look forward to reading it.

  6. Steve,

    There are two schools of thought about it. The “it’s a cheesy exercise in vanity” club and the “put a face with a name” club. Personally, I love business cards with pictures on them. I have my picture on my business cards. Speakers and real estate agents have their pictures on their cards. For me, it makes it so much easier at networking events when I get home and have 20-30 biz cards in my hand, I can remember the conversation with someone so much easier when I see a pic of the person’s face. I wish putting pictures on biz cards was mandatory.


  7. Good morning Annette,

    Thanks for the speedy response. These blogs are most helpful.

    Quick Question Part Deux: I’m having business cards made and keeping it simple. Do you recommend putting my picture on the card? I’ve been receiving mixed feed back on the matter, but overall more people think its cheesy for an author to have their image on the business card. Thanks again.

    – Steve Tremp

  8. Steve,

    I’m glad the workshop was helpful to you! I was afraid I’d have to bring a mop and bucket to clean up the exploding heads! LOL I know it was a lot of information to take in within such a short period of time.

    Check my post on this blog about Hand-Selling Your Book Successfully. That will give you some tips for in-person signings.

    When it comes down to it, you may be able to reach more people online, but there is still no substitute for meeting readers in person. When you make that personal connection, it often develops a loyal following. The reader is more invested in your story when they’ve gotten a chance to actually meet you.

    As far as newspaper reviews, your time would be better spent getting Amazon and other online reviews—you’ll reach more readers that way. Check the link to the Online Reviews article on my articles page. That should help you. =)

    Best of luck!

  9. Hello Anette,

    My name is Stephen Tremp and I was at your workshop at Aliso Viejo library last Sunday. Thank you so much for the information and tips you shared. I recently self published a suspense thriller entitled Breakthrough and right now I am actively looking for as many ways possible to promote my book. I walked away with a lot of ideas from your workshop and am very busy navigating through the links listed on your handout.

    Breakthrough is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I have sold about 100 copies.

    Quick question: I have a book signing April fourth at Borders Books in Costa Mesa. Do you feel book signings a time consuming endeavour that do not pay off as well as focusing on other avenues of promotion such as social networks, blogging, and looking for newspapers to review the book?

    Thanks for any feed back you can offer. Have a great week.

    Best regards,

    Steve Tremp

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