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About Me

Annette Bentley Smith is a Georgia born children’s book author of fictitious, realistic books for children ages 6-12. She’s the wife of a jack of all trades, the mother of two young adults, and the grandmother of a beautiful and bright ten-year- old little girl. Her granddoll Melody Rayne is now her latest and greatest inspiration for her stories. In the mix of learning about how to be a writer and getting published, she experimented with various occupations: Cashier, Massage Therapist, File Clerk, Computer Operator, private home health aid, and working from home as a Virtual Sales Agent… But her favorite thing to do now is the one she’s doing-writing for children. She does her best writing in her home when there is total silence. However, when she is out and about and her surroundings gives her an idea for a story, no matter what paper is around, she quickly jots it down. She completed a book called "Nyrah's Bully" (Publisher- AnneCorp Literary Works) which is one of fourteen, while sitting in a doctor’s office for two hours. Yes, she still writes her stories on paper, before typing them up. She feels closer to her stories that way. Annette loves writing her stories in a way that will educate, entertain and give children a temporary escape into a think outside of the box adventure. Her mission is for her stories to be your children’s favorite books to pick up and read. Annette’s books are aligned around a city to city strategy called “Get Hooked on Mrs. Annie’s Books” which center on an exceptional reader experience. She is committed to continuously enhancing your child/children’s experience. She wants her stories to inspire your children to become creative and allow their imaginations to run as far it will take them. 

She took a writing course with The Institute of Children’s Literature, but she feels her best qualifications comes from her readership as a child in elementary school, and raising two boys. Watching their growths and incidents, gave her many ideas for stories. Also, she began caring for other children at the age of fourteen and still care for other children when needed. Her books have received starred reviews on Amazon and social media sites. Authors such as J. Hale Turner and Maxine Billings, regards her as “an amazing writer.” 

Annette is now on a new journey. She is developing plush toys and bedsheets that center around reading and being read to. Her vision is to bring a new approach to bedtime stories-and give a new generation of children (and parents) the gift of something exciting at bedtime.

If you want to know about her other books she has already published or when Annette’s next book will come out, please visit her website at, where you can sign up to receive an email when she has her next release, updates and happenings. You can connect with Annette on Facebook at, or on Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin as mrsanniebooks. 


Author   Children's Books

Atlanta GA United States

Annette Bentley Smith Author

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