From Catia:

In the most gushing of ways - Annie has been a beacon for me. The way she has lived her life with such gusto, honor and grace -- and has inspired me since the day we first met. 

Annie is kind, thoughtful, funny, smart and incredibly devoted to making the world a better place. And I always just want to give her a 10 day vacation. 

She has always wanted to write, and now she is going to. She's going to give herself a little time and space to put the pen to paper and see where it takes her. No expectations - just to take what she has in her heart and put in on paper. 

I know you'll love her writing + love her to pieces! 

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