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About Me


Anne Lyken-Garner is a published authorfreelance writer, blogger and editor. She writes for, and manages 4 blogs and edited The Writers Bureau online student magazine for 2 years. She specialises in writingrelationships and confidence building. See the contact or hire page to find out how Anne can help your blogging and freelance writing business. 
Her other passions include DIY and home improvement. Apart from writing, working in TV and raising her kids, Anne spends a lot of her time honing her home improvement skills. She and her husband have bought houses both in Ireland and in the UK, which she has renovated and re-decorated while at home writing, and sold on for a profit.

Additional information: Anne also works as a television supporting artist with shows like Torchwood, Mistresses (UK's Desperate Housewives), Skins (with Slumdog Millionaire’s, Dev Patel), Casualty, Being Human etc. And maybe if you look carefully you'll see her as one of the Time Lords in Dr Who
In the past Anne has been a Stage Actress and played at the National Cultural Centre – the national playhouse in the capital city, Georgetown. She's also been (and still is) a model, and was even a missionary in her home country of Guyana in South America, and has also had her own call-in radio show. 

These diverse experiences and abilities help her to write better - at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.



You can make contact with Anne:

MY BLOGS

Blog 1 - A Blogger's Books

A Blogger's Books: A solid vault of tricks, useful links, essays and free tips for writers and bloggers. Find places to submit your work in a flash. Learn directions to helpful websites that cater for new writers and bloggers. Dig up tutorials and inventive series on how to create your own books, ebooks, or write online.Get recommendations of resourceful writing blogs with a weekly Follow Friday – blog style. If you’re a new online writer or blogger, grab some simple and straightforward writing tips to make your work better. For literary agents, there are five of my books here to keep you occupied.


Blog 2 - The Relationship Supermarket
A motivational, healthy-living based site that stocks free tips for all your relationship needs. Assorted articles are hand-picked and packed full of dating tips and relationship advice based on friendship and on love. Marriage and parenting advice are also stockpiled. And if you’re a Christian looking for bible based articles, here’s where you’ll find them too. The Relationship Supermarket.com is your one stop shop for all your relationship needs.


Blog 3 - DIY Projects 
Most of the articles here are step-by-step tutorials to help you care for your home, and do some of those nagging DIY jobs yourself.
This blog was started when we bought an old, neglected house. While doing the long list of home improvement jobs we realised how much we did know about DIY, and how much more we had to learn.
Other (upcoming) articles will show you ourjourney to convert our purchase into a beautiful home for ourselves and children. Feel free to voice your opinion or questions.

Blog 4 - Sunday's Child Lives At Annie's House
A description of and excerpts from the memoir 'Sunday's Child,' (a true story, written in the voice of a little girl) and other stuff about books, writing, magazines, blogging and the news. 

The material on this blog is specifically designed for teenagers and younger kids. The aim is to help them read and translate Shakespeare scenes into their own, modern take on the English language. This is a perfect tool to help them write their Shakespeare synopsis on a particular play or character quickly and easily. This modern ‘translation’ will also help with any type of school work pertaining to the plays of the mighty Shakespeare, and his dramatic and comedic scenes we all love.

I'm a co-founder of this writer's co-operative. This is our site from which you can download first-class writing and stories for free.  Year Zero WritersYear Zero is not an industry. Year Zero is not a group of writers. Year Zero is not a set of beliefs. Year Zero is an approach to culture.Year Zero books are now available in print and e-Book format.  My Weekly Column

I create articles on several different topics. I let my fingers do the talking about whatever moves me. This site enables me to express short bursts of energetic writing.

I'm a contributor here Fabulously40.  This is a website for women in their 40s and beyond. It's a place to read powerful material and be informed, but it's also a welcoming place to hang out and chill with women of like minds. 

Get my published books. Click on My Storefront

How To Spend Less
The author has spent four years of active research uncovering well-kept secrets which will help the average family spend less on food shopping, household bills, entertainment, large purchases and arbitrary outgoings. She's acid-proofed all the examples given in this book so you don't have to do any of the hard work.


How To Really Lose Weight Without Dieting

‘How to Really Lose Weight Without Dieting’ is a workable solution to banish nagging weight issues and keep them gone for good. It’s a powerful, new guide which hands over responsibility to the readers by inspiring them to take on individually targeted lifestyle changes, and gives them the option to move at their own pace.
I've just signed a contract to publish this book later this year.


And on Amazon:

2 comments:

Denise Gabbard November 16, 2011 at 6:17 PM  

Thanks for so freely sharing your journey and information with other writers like myself.

Just seeing what you have done is inspiring me to move forward with my goal of publishing my first book. I have so many book ideas swirling around my head- just have to decide which one to tackle first. Ah, baby steps!

Thanks, Denise

Anne Lyken-Garner January 5, 2012 at 10:41 AM  

Thank you, Denise. I wish you all the best with your endeavours. Please let me know how you get on and when your book is published.

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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