In 1977, Annie Fox, M.Ed. and her husband David co-founded the Marin Computer Center in San Rafael, California. It was the world’s first public access microcomputer facility. There she began exploring ways technology could be used to empower kids. This led her to write her best selling introductory computer book, Armchair BASIC, which launched her as a nationally respected writer/designer of children’s software.
In 1996, at the dawn of the Internet Age, Annie dreamed up the idea for The InSite, a highly acclaimed web resource for teens. One of The InSite’s most popular features is Hey Terra, a Cyberspace relationship adviser. Annie’s award-winning book The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating is based on hundreds of email questions from teens around the world and Annie’s responses to them.
Annie’s currently working on a new series of books for middle school students. Middle School Confidential™ focuses on issues of identity, self-acceptance, friends, cliques and family issues. http://www.anniefox.com/books/ Book 2 of the series: “Real Friends vs The Other Kind” will be published in May 2009.
Through her web work, her writing, and her live presentations for students, teachers, and parents, Annie continues working toward her goal of helping teens become thoughtful, compassionate, socially responsible adults.
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