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About me

In the world of I, there is a whole lot of me. Hope­fully this self-serving page doesn’t give the wrong impres­sion. Though I’m not a big-wig or a super­star, writ­ing is my pas­sion. And so I share.

I love to write. Whether it’s music or sto­ries, I’ve never been bored because my brain is always work­ing a mile a minute. There is so lit­tle time to get every­thing done! If only I could write as fast as I think.

I’ve worked as a den­tal assis­tant, piano teacher, night club per­former (as in singing and play­ing the piano), choir coach, school teacher, and sev­eral other jobs that I’d rather for­get. I’ve done just about every vol­un­teer job you can think of, from run­ning a food drive to a for­mal ban­quet and the­atri­cal show. But more than any­thing, I love being a mom. There are times when you want to pull your hair out, yet noth­ing com­pares to the absolute unity of a fam­ily. Though I might search the world over, my favorite peo­ple will always be the ones with whom I have shared a roof, past or present. Kids are loyal and strong. If only I could learn to be a kid again.

My Favorite Things:

There’s no way to nar­row this down. I love clas­si­cal music — obvi­ously. That’s why I have a degree in it. To put it more plainly, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Con­certo No. 1 makes me go weak in the knees, as do Puccini’s operas. But, unlike many clas­si­cal musi­cians, I also love pop and rock. Go Elton John — Aida was the best! And yes, as you may have heard, I am a Super­man fan. Who wouldn’t want to be a super hero? From Star Trek to Jane Austen … there’s such a wide vari­ety of fan­tas­tic in the world and I can’t help but appre­ci­ate it all.

Books:

My first novel, Class Col­li­sion: Fall From Grace was pub­lished in Sep­tem­ber, 2010 by Out­skirts Press. In June of 2011 it was repub­lished by Man­dolin Pub­lish­ing. The sequel, Class Col­li­sion: Phoenix Ris­ing was also pub­lished by Man­dolin Pub­lish­ing in June 2011. If you’d like to read what blog­gers have said about my books click HERE.

Other Works:

I’ve writ­ten two full-length musi­cal plays which were per­formed in Boise, Idaho in 2003 and 2006. I have also writ­ten a num­ber of unpub­lished sto­ries and nov­els. Unfor­tu­nately, up until about 3 years ago I made a habit out of chuck­ing these into obliv­ion. I’m really kick­ing myself for this now. Most of my music com­po­si­tions sur­vive as sin­gle copies, which are tucked inside sev­eral shelves of binders in my music room. Occa­sion­ally I play and sing them to my hearts con­tent, keep­ing my fam­ily up until the wee hours of the morn­ing. At times like this, I envi­sion my chil­dren with pil­lows squashed tightly over their ears as I sing late into the night. Sadly, I’ve neglected to write down a num­ber of com­po­si­tions, which are now lost from my mem­ory. Alas, I am not proud to admit that I am a prod­uct of my own sabotage.

Awards:

My novel, Class Col­li­sion: Fall From Grace, received the Gold award from Read­ers Favorite Book Awards in the YA Com­ing of Age category.

Edu­ca­tion:

I have a bachelor’s degree in music from BYU. I also spent a cou­ple addi­tional years study­ing music com­po­si­tion at Boise State. You may have heard of our foot­ball team. Go Broncos!

For more infor­ma­tion about me or my books:

Visit my IAN page

Press Release

Con­nect with me on Face­book: Class Collision

Con­nect with me on Twit­ter: @annette_mackey

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