Annette Young was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire in the UK. Over 6 years ago, wanderlust came calling and starting her travels, she moved to Ceret, a small town nestled in the shadows of the Pyrenees mountains. Following this, she travelled to Montpellier and then, Cap d'Agde residing along the Mail de Rochelongue embracing the wonderful coastline for six months. With family and friends back in Ceret, she returned for nine wonderful months before moving to a small village just outside of Carcassonne where she worked as the editor of Creative1 Publishing and, the Creative Competitor helping writers to achieve their dreams of publication.
Wanderlust instigated another move, this time to the Pyrenees Atlantique region, where she settled for a year in the foothills of the mountains, inspired by the wonderful scenery, she continued to write but also, spent time on her own interests - herbal remedies, meditation and walking. Pastures new beckoned and Annette moved to Spain where she now resides but still spends time back in the UK writing and hosting courses and events.
Annette is a qualified teacher of creative writing and journalism and is passionate about the written word. She is also a qualified drug and alcohol counsellor, a relaxation and stress management therapist and has been involved with CBT to help sufferers of addictions or for self-harming. Her passions outside of writing include: natural remedies, herbs, gardening, walking and yoga.
A writers resource and competition website providing articles, newsletters, courses and a professional manuscript critique service.
Annette's freelance writing website.
A compelling, evocative and intimate mystery site with murder in mind.
Designed to help sufferers of emotional and physical abuse.