Contact or Find out More About Annie Douglass Lima

Email: AnnieDouglassLima(at)gmail(dot)com

Snail Mail Addresses:

136-1 Shui Nan Road
Taichung 40679
Taiwan, ROC

(Note: I live in Taiwan for ten months out of the year and have access to mail at the above address regularly, except during the summers.  Any mail sent to this address in June or July will be saved for me until my return.)

19905 Avenue of the Oaks
Newhall, CA 91321
USA

(Note: I don't live at the above address except during the summers.  Any mail sent to this address during the school year will be saved for me to pick up in June or July.)

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Who am I?

In no particular order, I am...

a wife


My husband Floyd and I celebrated our tenth anniversary
in September, 2012.
 a sister


Okay, so I'm a Star Wars fan too - my siblings and I all are!

a daughter


I'm afraid this picture is a few years (well, decades) out of date.
I couldn't find a current one that showed just me and both my parents!

a proud auntie


I love my adorable niece and nephew!


a writer


My first book - what a thrill to hold it in paperback
for the first time!
It was still pretty exciting the second time!


















a 5th grade teacher

This was on a field trip with one of the classes I've taught at Morrison Academy in Taiwan.
a Christian


I didn't have a picture of my own to represent this, so I had to find one online.

a TCK (third culture kid)


Yes, I grew up in Kenya.  No, these huts were not where my family lived.

A Brief Biography:

I was born in the United States of America but raised mostly in Kenya, which was my home for 14 years.  Upon returning to the US, I attended Biola University in Southern California, where I majored in elementary education with an emphasis on Intercultural Studies.  Shortly after graduating, I accepted a position as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Papua, Indonesia (a country where I had long dreamed of living).  The job lasted for a year, and not long after my return, I married my wonderful husband Floyd, who I'd met at college.  The two of us lived and worked in California for nearly five years, but when we felt the time was right, it was a joy to move overseas and start a new life in Taiwan.  We return to America every summer, but otherwise, we've lived in Taiwan for six wonderful years (and counting).  I love my job teaching fifth grade at Morrison Academy in the city of Taichung.

A few of my blog posts about interesting aspects of life in Taiwan:



What About my Writing?

I've always loved writing.  Reading and writing were my favorite subjects in school, and I was seven years old when I decided I was going to be an author.  My first novel (an untitled piece of Christian science fiction) was as ridiculous as you'd expect from a seven-year-old, and it's probably a good thing I never finished it.  But it got me excited about the idea of writing a book, and I can't remember a time after that when I wasn't working on some novel or other.

I was a college student when I woke up one morning after having an interesting dream and thought, That would make a great story.  I should write it down!  I did, and it turned into the first draft of what is now Prince of Alasia.  I set the manuscript aside and forgot about it for a few years, but later I brought it out again, revised it, added details, and turned the short story into a novel.  It was a dream come true when it was finally (after eleven and a half years and a lot of hard work) published as an eBook and later a paperback.

The more I worked on improving the story, the more I pictured other adventures the characters could have and other events that could happen in that setting.  In the Enemy's Service grew out of those ideas and was published nine months after I started it.  I have lots more ideas, and am currently working on two more books in the same series.  Stay tuned for excited announcements as soon as they're done!


Click here to read 25 random facts that most people don't know about me.


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