About Annie

I’m Annie Ridout.

Author of The Freelance Mum (published January 2019) and SHY (out April 2021).

Editor of digital parenting and lifestyle platform The Early Hour.

And I work as a freelance journalist for national news and women’s magazines (Guardian, Forbes, GraziaRed MagazineStylist, Metro, Telegraph).

I write poetry and songs, run a creative writing Facebook group and have a newsletter dedicated to women and writing.

Plus, I run an online course business called The Robora, teaching women how to start or grow their own online businesses.

I wrote about the courses for Stylist and the Guardian and was interviewed about them for Sunday Times StyleSecrets of the Side Hustlepodcast.

Then my online courses on women and writing, and my books, are all here.

I live with my husband and our three children in east London.

Come and find me on Instagram: @annieridout and Twitter: @annieridout.

(I love an online chat).

All photos of me, on this website, are by the brilliant Penny Wincer