Besides her work and writing for BOOMER, editor Annie Tobey flexes her freelance muscles regularly in numerous local and national publications.
She has been plying her trade for more than three decades. Her proudest early accomplishment was a book, “For Any Young Mother Who Lives in a Shoe” (Judson Press, 1991), offering humor and guidance to parents of young children.
She next turned her attention to freelance writing and editing. With a focus on craft beverages and active travel, she celebrated her slogan, “A breeze on my face and a draft on my lips.” She also acted as editor of local magazines, including “V Magazine for Women” as well as “BOOMER.”
Her most recent book, “100 Things to Do in Richmond Before You Die” (Reedy Press, Sept. 1, 2023), gave Tobey the opportunity to share her love for Richmond, Virginia, with visitors and with other residents. Choosing and describing the 100 entries made use of her years in Virginia’s capital city, experiencing the region’s highlights personally and writing about them professionally, including the creation of history-focused Richmond running routes.
You can pick up some of Annie’s writing secrets from William Zinsser’s On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction; from Trish Hall’s Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side; and from Mary Pipher’s Writing to Change the World: An Inspiring Guide for Transforming the World with Words.