About Annie

Katie’s favorite picture of me for some odd reason.

I’m an old-fashioned hillbilly currently residing in Central Kentucky with my youngest daughter, two dogs, and two cats. We live in a tiny little house in the tiny little town that gave birth to the Walking Dead.

For the geeks out there I do my writing on an ancient 11 year-old Windows XP laptop that never goes online. I have it outfitted with an external keyboard, monitor, and mouse that I’ve picked up here and there. To go online I scavenged another old laptop and installed Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS since I no longer trust Windows and cannot stand Windows 8 and up.  When you have to drop down to the command line just to figure out how to shut the stupid thing off you know it is time to switch operating systems. Besides, it is too easy to get spyware and malware on Windows. I used to have a MacBook Air 11″ but said farewell when I needed the money.

I’ve written a lot of strange little books sharing my odd view of life in hopes of helping others. My most notorious book is titled The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too, but The Minimalist Cleaning Method is pretty popular as well. You can find them all at the following places:

Barnes and Noble
Apple iBooks

They’re on sale at other places too but you get the picture. Just do a search for my name (Annie Jean Brewer) and I pop up all over the place. You can even read an interview I did for Smashwords here. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to email, Tweet, or message me on Facebook. I’m not constantly online but I will reply when I can.

Normally I work a day job when royalties are tight but right now I’m still recovering from a head injury I had a while back. Money’s really tight so my friend and fellow blogger Eric West was kind enough to set up a GoFundMe page to help me pay bills while I get back on my feet. We live on about $500 a month so every little bit helps a lot. Hopefully the book I’m currently working on (you can read and actually contribute to it here) will sell so well or the right people will start talking about my other books (crosses fingers) that I’ll get to the point where I no longer struggle again.

Also, you can make a donation to help keep this website alive via Paypal here:



I also have a small Amazon store featuring not only the books I have written but other items you might find of interest. Every little purchase you make through this link helps me survive, so I hope you consider visiting. You can find that here.

Which reminds me: if you like my books or this blog, PLEASE tell others about me. Please share my books and encourage your friends to check them out. Ask your local library to get copies of my print books or at least stock them on OverDrive. I give significant discounts to libraries for my digital books to help them out so please let them know this. It sounds selfish (and it is) but the sooner more people know about me, the sooner I can stop sweating bullets worrying over our bills at night.

Contact Me

If you would like to tell me to go jump off a bridge here’s how you can do it. If you just want to reach out and say hi or you have a suggestion that’s even better. Actually, I prefer that to the “go jump off a bridge” any day.

email: annie(at)annienygma(dot)com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annienygma
Twitter: https://twitter.com/annienygma


Recently I had a battle with hackers over this website. To defeat them I deleted everything and started completely over so that I could make sure that I eliminated any possible back doors buried in the 8 years or so of work I had put into this place. Fortunately, the Wayback machine has an archive of the majority of my old posts so you can check them out here. It isn’t perfect but it’s better than nothing.

In the meantime if you subscribed in the past you might have to subscribe again (sorry). It was either that or risk exposing you all.

Anyway, love you guys but gotta go. We’ll chat later, okay?