Hi, I'm Anne. I write, cook, garden and take pictures. I sing passably well, and play guitar really, really badly. I like cats, dogs, books, flowers, chocolate, antiques, art, music, and proper British food. An ex-pat by choice, I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm a published short story author, currently nursing my first novel through the query process. This is a place for me to post my experiences as a debut author, make some contacts, and hopefully have some fun at the same time. I'm on Twitter @pirateannie. My husband (the Pirate King) and children (the Pirate Lad and Pirate Lass) are to be commended for their long-suffering tolerance of my writerly antics. Arrr.