Annie Howland is a poet, short story writer, and novelist. She published her first work at age 5, using a white candle to write her father's name (and draw a most excellent pumpkin) on the trunk of the neighbor's new black Jaguar. Since then, her work has been published in more traditional medium. Her book of poetry, She Lies Beneath Him, Weeping, was published by Women of Spirit in 2005. Two of Annie's frightful stories were performed at the Annual Riverside Ghost Walk in 2010. She has authored two collections of short dark tales, and her travel memoir, Hobo Annie Hits the Road, was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Indie Books of 2016 by Shelf Unbound magazine.
Annie's work has also been accepted by Highlights Magazine, and her poetry was selected for the anthology Compassion, Courage, and Friendship. Most recently, her poem, Mama Say Hide, was featured in The Concrete Desert Review.
Beyond writing, Annie is an avid naturalist. She spends as much time as possible
in the out-of-doors, birding, lizarding, mammaling (is that a thing?), and picking up bugs.
Annie lives in Southern California with her very patient husband, two needy cats, a foul-mouthed parrot and a chicken that thinks she's a dog.