Hello, my name is Anita Rodgers aka Annie, aka Writer Chick, and I believe that everyone has a story to tell. Whether that story is meant for the world at large or a small special audience doesn’t matter. Somewhere there is someone who needs that story. There is someone for whom the story will ring true. So I try to encourage everyone to release their story.
But not every story is told with words. Some are made of images, photographs, or paintings. Some are made of music. Some are made of simple acts of kindness quietly dispensed with little notice. But each one matters. Each belongs somewhere in the world. And I encourage you to set your story free in the world and let it find those who need it.
I also believe that the world needs all the creative people it can get. We are the dreamers. We are the ones who see what isn’t yet there. What could be. The what ifs. If you create, it’s important to own that. To understand that you are NOT an impostor. You are NOT a poser. That your place in the world is to create and it matters.
My blog has a long history and has had many iterations but in the end, I am only trying to help people. Whether to entertain with a story, to offer a laugh, to pass on some knowledge I’ve gained, or to offer food for thought – I love to help people.
My stories take the form of mysteries and thrillers because, well, who doesn’t like a good mystery? But at their core, my stories are about people and my attempt to explore and understand the human condition. Those things that make us come to life. Those things that make us care about each other. Those things that make us who we are.
I thank you sincerely for reading and visiting and hope you find something here that brightens your day.
10 (Possibly) Fun facts about me:
- I was born on St. Patrick’s Day
- The Scotti Fitzgerald Mystery Series was inspired by my many years of ‘slinging burgers’ in diners, restaurants, and dinner houses. I never worked for a guy named Manny but I did work in a diner that looked a lot like his.
- I grow great tomatoes
- My signature dish is roast beef vegetable soup
- Harry Bosch is my favorite fictional character
- I write poetry (sometimes)
- I know how to two-step & line dance (sort of)
- I started reading when I was four
- I have an enormous collection of Christmas movies (some even on VHS)
- You cannot trust me alone with a plate of cookies
- My motto is, “Stay Humble”
And I live in a small California town with Lily the dog and Bitzy the cat – and a few million nuts and twigs.
Make yourself at home, look around, read, comment, or just say hi. If you’d like to get in touch, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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