Annette Vendryes Leach
Annette Vendryes Leach is a Brooklyn author, publisher, and entrepreneur who started her career as a copywriter for a Madison Avenue ad agency. For years, she wrote magazine, radio and TV ads for everything from soda to the CIA. After winning industry awards and moving on to Creative Director, Annette decided it was time to follow her real passion—fiction writing.
She founded the Black Literary Club (BLC), the foremost direct mail book club devoted to African-American, African and Caribbean literature. BLC’s success led Annette to become a consultant for a major publishing company to help develop a new niche book club. During her membership in several writers’ workshops in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Annette published a short story, “Tima and the Quetzalcoatl’, in Voices of Brooklyn: Writings from the Women of Color Writers’ Workshop.
Annette is a graduate of The New School where she majored in Creative Writing and Comparative Religion. A writing coach and publishing consultant, Annette provides publishing services for authors through MindPress Media. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband. SHe has two has two sons, who both, independently, told her about their past lives and as related in the novel, Song of the Shaman , her first novel.
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