Annette Langer shares a wide spectrum of topics based on her own life experiences, frequently poking good-natured fun at herself to make her point. She combines humor with storytelling, offering readers inspiration, reflection and pure entertainment.
Her inspirational stories in Healing through Humor: Change Your Focus, Change Your Life! detail how she learned to cope with a traumatic brain injury from a head-on auto accident, breast cancer and many lesser illnesses and injuries. She lives the motto that "life goes on" and illustrates this by sharing with readers in A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the World: Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent her adventures visiting all seven continents. Her positive attitude and optimistic outlook demonstrate how humor has helped her deal with whatever challenge has presented itself. You'll learn creative ways to cope with your own struggles, focusing on the positives that life has provided. You're left with the realization that better times are indeed possible despite the setbacks.
Following a rewarding career with the Federal Government in Chicago in a variety of jobs from court reporter to office manager, Langer then trained for her "life after" and became a travel agent, work she enjoyed for many years thereafter. The attention to detail and the analytical, exploratory nature of her corporate world duties, combined with her life experiences as a travel agent, a cancer survivor and world traveler, have inspired the content of much of her writing.
Langer's books, Healing through Humor: Change Your Focus, Change Your Life! and A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the World: Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent, are available in both print and e-book formats. (See the Writings page for detailed descriptions and reader reviews.)
She has also contributed stories to several anthologies, including O'Brien's Literary Speculator: Bright Beginnings; ValleyCare Physician Heroes; Livermore Wine Country Literary Harvest; Voices of the Valley First Press, Encore, Word for Word, and Journeys; the Not Your Mother's Book series and many issues of the critically acclaimed Chicken Soup for the Soul series. (See the Writings page for details.)
Annette Langer left her Chicago roots and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she continues to meet life's challenges, but in better weather! She is an active member of the 100-year-old California Writers Club and when not pursuing her writing and speaking events, she keeps busy as a police volunteer with her local police department.