With a big change in her personal life, Annie decided at the end of 2022 a sea change was in order and moved four hundred kilometres north of Perth to a beautiful country town. Here the beach is a prominent place in her life and the lives of her two dachshunds, Sosaj and Biskit with daily swims and strolls along the shore a given. The coffee shops along the foreshore are a haven for a writer who uses the water as her muse. Although Annie generally writes in the contemporary romance genre, with her Flower Quartet already published, she has recently dipped her toe into writing children’s books - one for each of her three grandchildren, which should be in print over the next two years. Then it’s a return to looking at love in a variety of different situations, mostly taking place in her beautiful home state of Western Australia. And, with a set of early readers based on the adventures of her beloved pups, Annie can’t see the possibility of retirement any time soon.