For the Love of a Mother (to be published soon) is her true story about her life in Northern Ireland during the 60’s where she lived ‘behind the barricades’ with what she refers to as the ‘Irish Mafia’. Annie describes the book as a unique and cathartic experience that she wants to share with others. The book is a roller coaster of emotions graphically depicting issues of poverty and neglect, violence, racism and religious apartheid interspersed with moments of utter hilarity. The book will appeal to a wide audience including teenagers, adults, educational establishments and historians.
Annie is a qualified Social Worker with a Diploma in Social Work, a BSc Honours Degree in Applied Social Science and an Advanced Award in Social Work. Annie is passionate about early intervention and prevention in social care and is currently working as a freelance consultant and mentor.
Annie’s interests are travelling, languages, music, dancing, swimming, food, fashion, theatre and an unquenchable zest for knowledge and life.
This collection of poetry is ushered straight from the heart and not for the faint hearted. Pure unadulterated experiences, fantasies and observations of lust, love, fun, greed and poverty. You will recognise yourself in the words because I write what you think but are often too afraid to say out loud. Go on, indulge yourself and enjoy.