Author: Annabelle

  • Held Captive by Grace A. Johnson: Book Review

    One of my friends and fellow bloggers, Grace A. Johnson, recently gave me an e-copy of her novel, Held Captive, and, as you can guess, I read the whole thing over the span of a few days. And guess what? It was amazing. Held Captive is a historical romance novel. And while historical romance isn’t […]

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  • Interview with Rue Arrow

    Rue Arrow is a wonderful writer and friend of mine, who I had the pleasure of interviewing last month. Some of you may remember her story, Remembering Laughter, which won first place in the short story contest not too long ago.  Now, today, you will get to read more about Rue, as well as more…

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  • 100 Story Ideas

    As a writer, I always have a ton of story ideas floating around in my head. Story ideas for plot twists, characters, scenes, lines… all sorts of stuff. But unfortunately, I am only one person. One person with only twenty-four hours in a day to work on stories. And probably even less than that if…

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  • Poetry by Meredith Gundale

    My friend, Meredith, recently shared two amazing poems with me, so I wanted to share them with you! Meredith Gundale is a super talented writer friend of mine and I’m excited to share some of her work with all of you! Meredith is also a fiction writer and published her historical fiction short story, Tea…

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  • Quiz: Which Daughters of the Sea Character are You?

    About eight months ago, I posted one of my most popular topics on Pen & Ink – Quiz: What Kind of Mermaid are You? Everyone enjoyed the quiz, and after that, I got a ton of requests from readers to do more quiz posts. And now I finally have. So here you are with the…

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  • Interview with Gary Bower

    A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing a professional author in person: Gary Bower. Gary writes books for toddlers as well as teenagers. He has written over a hundred books and published a number of them. His novel, Gulliver Wimple and the Gems of Dara Mhor, is one of my favorite books…

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  • The Short Story Contest First Place Winner!

    I’m going to get straight to the point here: we have a first-place winner for the Pen & Ink Short Story Contest! And here is the moment you all have been waiting for; the moment when I will announce this winner! The first place winner of the short story contest is… . . . .…

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  • The Short Story Contest Second Place Winner!

    Hey friends, welcome back to Pen & Ink! I will be sharing the second place winner of the short story contest with all of you today. First, I’ll announce who it is, then I will share the winner’s story and what I liked about it. So here we go! . . . . . .…

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  • The Short Story Contest Third Place Winner

    Hey readers, today I will finally be announcing the third place winner of the Pen & Ink Short Story Contest I did last month. First, I will share who the winner actually is, then I will be sharing the story written by the winner. Are you all ready? . .  . . . . .…

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  • Interview with Aletheianna Mercy

    Happy Monday, readers! Today I will be sharing an interview I did with a 13-year-old blogger and writer, Aletheianna Mercy. Aletheianna has a blog called Notes of a Feather Pen that was recently launched. She shares writing tips, prompts, and more! If you’re interested, you can find her blog here. So here is the interview!…

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About Me

Hello, my name is Annabelle Batie, and I’m a 14-year-old writer and bookworm. I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember, but I’ve only been writing seriously for about two years. I homeschool in Traverse City, Michigan, with my three younger siblings and parents. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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