Annie Fox (author)

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Annie Fox (born 1950) is an American book author.

She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development. She then completed her Master's in Education from the State University of New York at Cortland and became a teacher. Her first book was People Are Like Lollipops (1971, Holiday House).

With her husband, game programmer David Fox, she opened the world's first public access microcomputer facility (Marin Computer Center) in 1977. Her first computer-oriented book was Armchair BASIC: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microcomputers and Programming in BASIC (1983, Osborn/McGraw-Hill). From there she became an award-winning writer/designer of children's CD-ROMs.

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After her career as a children's CD-ROM designer, Annie created The InSite, a web site for teens and young adults. There she became "Terra", a kind of online Dear Abby. From the thousands of letters she got, she wrote the book Can You Relate (Free Spirit Publishing, 2000). It was re-released in 2005 as The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating: Real-World Advice on Guys, Girls, Growing Up, and Getting Along and is now available as a free PDF download. Also in 2005, she co-wrote Too Stressed to Think? A teen guide to staying sane when life makes you CRAZY (Free Spirit Publishing, 2005). Be Confident in Who You Are is Book 1 of Annie's new Middle School Confidential series for 10-14 year olds. It was published by Free Spirit in 2008. Book 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind was published in June 2009, and Book 3: What's Up with my Family? was published in January 2010. Annie and David Fox's multi-media company, Electric Eggplant ( developed and published the Middle School Confidential graphic novel app series based on the popular books. ( ) Annie's latest book, The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the DRAMA, first in her new Girls Q&A Book series, was published on October 1, 2014.


In the game Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders designed by David Fox, the female characters have the names of the programmers' other halves. The character of Annie Larris has Fox's looks and maiden name.

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