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.”
On Sept. 1, 2023, Reedy Press releases her new book, “100 Things to Do in Richmond Before You Die,” one of the publisher’s many destination series. The book gives Tobey the opportunity to share her appreciation of Richmond with others, both residents and visitors. It also made use of her years in Virginia’s capital city, experiencing the region’s highlights personally and 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.