Self-Help/Coping, Humor, and Travel Writer


Author Annette Langer shares a wide variety 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 coping tips, inspiration, and pure entertainment along the way.

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," illustrating this in her second book, A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the World: Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent. In this offering, Langer invites you to accompany her on her worldwide travels, visiting all seven continents. Her positive attitude and optimistic outlook demonstrate once again how humor has helped her deal with whatever obstacles have presented themselves. You will learn creative ways to cope with your own challenges, focusing on the positives that life has provided. You will discover that better times are possible despite the setbacks.

Following a rewarding career  in Chicago with the Federal Government  in  jobs from court reporter to office manager, Langer trained for her "life after," becoming 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, cancer survivor and world traveler, have inspired the content of much of her writing. Langer's books 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 many anthologies, including O'Brien's Literary Speculator: Bright Beginnings; ValleyCare Physician Heroes; Livermore Wine Country Literary Harvest; theVoices of the Valley series; the Not Your Mother's Book series, and 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.