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Hi! I’m Anne

Just the facts

I’m an author and journalist who wrote my first novel at age 15. My journalistic work has appeared in Ladies’ Home Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Wines and Vines, Seamwork, and in newspapers across the country. I was a TV critic for over 15 years, founded the YourFamilyViewer blog, and created the OddBallGrape.com wine education blog with my husband, Michael Holland. I am the co-author of Howdunit: Book of Poisons, with Serita Stevens, as well as author of the Freddie and Kathy mystery series, set in the 1920s,  the Operation Quickline series and the Old Los Angeles series, set in the 1870s. My husband and I live in Southern California with an assortment of critters.

Headshot of Anne Louise Bannon at her front door
The tree outside my house

The current crew of critters

My desktop

The Ethereal

I know. I’m kind of all over the place. But what underlies all the different things I do is the compulsion to tell stories, whether factual or fictional. The characters that hang out in my brain all want to be heard. The how-tos, the profiles, the information need to be shared.

What can I say? I’m a writer.

8 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I’m with you on the favorite part of a sewing project: the design phase. Yes, at that stage you’re swathed in possibility. The hope of what’s to come inspires you to get going! Then, at some point the seam ripper comes out and reality sets in. When the project’s done, though, and you see your wonderfully, beautifully custom item–it’s all worth it! Except for the times it isn’t. (Am I right?)

Please talk to me. I'd love to hear from you.

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