ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Category: Literary and Film Projects
Annette Creswell is one of my favorite authors. She is beautiful and warm, and graceful and boasts a wonderful sense of humor. A sure sign of a high intellect. Annette writes from what she knows. Her latest novel entitled The Dark Before the Dawn is a most evocative romantic old world tale with a dark side. The drama of the content is what makes for compelling reading. So long you start at page 1, and curb the irresistible urge to take a peek at the last page just to see how it ends, you will be pleasantly surprised and captivated at at every high and low turn this story takes you into…a world of turbulent flavors and unforgettable ‘Wuthering Heights’ moments.
Annette was born at Watson’s Bay a harbourside suburb in Sydney’s east where she attended Our Lady Star of the Sea primary school. She was awarded prizes for English and at the age of twelve had a short story published.
Her secondary school education was at Our Lady of Mercy College, Rose Bay and Holy Cross College, Woollahra. where she obtained the Leaving Certificate. She completed a secretarial course and was employed as a legal secretary for a solo practitioner in Kings Cross for five years after which she married and with her husband relocated to Brisbane, Queensland where she worked for a large law firm until the birth of her first son.
The intervening years were spent as a stay at home mother caring for her husband and two sons. When her children were teenagers she secured a receptionist position at a legal firm.
Now retired and a lady of leisure, Annette has more time to devote to her writing. She has written six books two of which have been published.
Annette’s disposition is that of the ‘old school’ where her personal values are concerned in how you approach life’s daily dealings, and not what we can get out of life for ourselves but what you can do for others. She is a prolific reader and enjoys novels set around the periods of the two world wars. She is also interested in the nursing profession and has offered her services as a voluntary worker in one of Sydney’s leading hospitals.
We are going to challenge Annette, to write us a thrilling Law series, as we know she is very capable in coming up with something unique. But that is another story.
She loves to travel and enjoys the diversity of cultures, has visited Europe, the United States and South-East Asia and hopes to be able to enjoy more of travel to exotic destinations in the future. Her other interests include writing, dining out, movie watching, walking and swimming.
Annette has two sons, Mark and Brett, and has two grandsons, Jaime and Flynn, and a sister, Maree. She lives with her partner Stephen at Neutral Bay, a harbourside suburb on Sydney’s prestigious north shore, and is one of Sydney’s most picturesque harbour side locations.
Annette’s novel ‘The Dark Before the Dawn; is available from all good major book store chains in Sydney, and is also available on the Asian market further afield, and the rest of the world via Amazon.com and other book promotions sites such as Kobo, Smashwords, Books.google and many more…
We feel that Annette’s works also have a strong film potential appeal and will be considered for Movie projects in the not so distant near future.
THE DARK BEFORE THE DAWN
Just before the start of World War II, Peggy Davis, a London midwife, has a chance encounter with a stranger that changes her life forever.
When Peggy meets Charles, a wealthy lord as she boards a bus in front of Harrods department store, fate casts them together. When Charles’ wife, Diana, and first child die in childbirth, Peggy and Charles are thrust into a relationship of happiness, sorrow and unexpected tragedy. They ultimately marry, have a son and adopt an east end refugee boy from London.
What transpires is a web of family dramas a la Downton Abbey with lesbian relationships, Nazi sympathizers and family secrets revealed as Peggy attempts to navigate through her new life from midwife to lady of the manor.
- File Size: 2549 KB
- Print Length: 147 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Outer Banks Publishing Group (January 24, 2020)
- Publication Date: January 24, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0846VWRTP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
That is Annette! Rearing to go, and an author of action who take her higher aspiration very seriously! Congratulations darling Annette, from all of us here at the Agency! 🙂
We also wish to extend our hearty grateful thanks to Anthony Policastro and his team at Outerbanks Publishing Group for an amazing cover and astute professionalism, in providing the author with a neat product she can promote and market with confidence and author pride. They say you can’t always judge a book by its cover, but ‘The Dark Before the Dawn‘ is an exception and this cover speaks volumes of ambience.