As a young child of divorced parents, Annette Pearson's dreams were high in the sky, filled with mansions, corvettes, and diamonds. She lived in the land of sunshine and trendy plastic dolls. She believed, with all her heart, that whatever her dolls' reality was would be hers, too. She eventually came to learn that, for her, reality isn't found in dream houses or plastic men. Her reality is found in her own choices. Throughout her 40 something years, she has become a survivor of broken hearts; grief, eating disorders, abuse, infertility, miscarriage, anxiety, personal tragedy, and trauma. Through it all, she has always found that laughter comes from someplace deep inside, mixed in with strength.
Annette tells her story with honesty that is real, raw, and relatable, sharing some of the most sensitive and challenging times of her life. “Women, we are so much stronger then we give ourselves credit for,” she says. “We are warriors. We each have our own stories to tell of hope, love, and faith, and this is mine, just mixed in with a hot pair of shoes.”
Writing a book has been on Annette’s bucket list since before bucket lists were cool, eventually Annette’s dream became a reality with her first book, Finding Strength in the Dark. When not working, writing books, and her blog, “I Got Faith Baby”, Annette can be found, taking care of her family, in the car with her husband Tom, driving back and forth to her daughters dance school, shopping for shoes, making family schedules, soaking in the hot-tub, cooking, exercising and influencing a healthy lifestyle.
Annette currently resides in Simi Valley, CA, with her husband, Tom, daughter, Faith, and two dogs, Toby Jr and Bill Jo No No. Living in California is perfect for Annette as she makes every effort to get a minimum of ten minutes a day in the sun, which she refers to as “recharging her solar cells”. In addition to surviving infertility, miscarriages, loss, grief, trauma, and abuse, Annette is a warrior, living life with inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia and reactive leucocytosis.
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