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Annette Marquis is an author, public speaker, blogger, and community builder. She is the author of Resistance: A Memoir of Civil Disobedience in Maricopa County, and co-author of over twenty-five software books, mostly on Microsoft Office.
Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies, including The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster, Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives, Coming Out in Faith, and Bless the Imperfect.
Annette has an MFA from the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College and a MSW from Boston University.
When she’s not on the road in her Winnebago Travato camper van, Annette lives in Henrico, VA, with her poet-wife, Wendy, and works as Program Director for James River Writers, a non-profit organization that builds a writers community in Central Virginia.
Annette is the owner of Marquis Enterprises, LLC., which includes, among other ventures, the website and community WanderingWordswomen.com.
You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.