What Marquis Mojo is all about

Annette Marquis outside in Provincetown

My name is Annette Marquis, and I created Marquis Mojo because I believe that when women find courage from each other—courage to write and speak our truth, to go where we want to go and see what we want to see, to live how we want to live, and to leave the world better than when we found it, a kind of magic ensues.

​By supporting each other in our dreams, we can make the world a magical place for all women, and ultimately, for all people.

​I believe it is my responsibility to use my voice and be involved with the world around me in as many ways as I can. Writing is one way I can do that.​

​I work hard to write and publish stories, ideas, and content that matter. My dream is to have the resources—personal, financial, spiritual, and physical—to support my writing. If you share my dream, or any part of it, I invite you to come along. As a paid subscriber, you’ll make it possible for me to write and publish my writing, and I hope, you’ll be inspired and supported to do the same.

On this site, you’ll find:

  • Marquis Mojo: Writing that calls to me in the moment, published whenever the mojo moves me.

  • Accidental Mentors: Inspirational Stories of Women Who Shaped my Life Without Even Trying. These serialized stories about women who have influenced me in untold ways are part of a book project that I plan to self-publish in late 2023. If you subscribe, you’ll receive stories at least twice a month. As a paid subscriber, you'll receive an additional newsletter per month focused on helping you honor your “accidental mentors” and a free signed copy of the book when it is published in late 2023! Stay tuned for more information about my book project.

  • Wandering WordsWomen: A place for outdoor-loving women writers who love to wander write about their wanderings. This is a reboot of Wandering WordsWomen, a community of women writers I started pre-pandemic that is just now re-emerging. Watch here for new developments.

More about me

I am an author, public speaker, blogger, and community builder. I am the author of Resistance: A Memoir of Civil Disobedience in Maricopa County, and co-author of twenty-five software books, including Mastering Microsoft Office by Sybex/Wiley. My writing has appeared in anthologies, including The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American DisasterStruggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious PerspectivesComing Out in Faith, and Bless the Imperfect.

I have a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University that I applied to a twenty-five-year career in chemical dependency treatment and crisis intervention services. In my later years, I received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction from the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program, now associated with Lasell University in Newton, MA.

Writing is a vital tool in my activist and my how-to-live-my-life tool bag. Over the years, I’ve discovered that writing is a craft that can be learned but that great writing must be felt. I continue to study both craft and feeling.

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Where all of my writing, i.e., all of me, magically comes together—memoir, social justice, travel, technology, lesbians, photography, nature, feminism, spirituality, gratitude, and everything else (not necessarily in that order).


Annette Marquis
Annette is a community builder, organizer, and author of "Resistance: A Memoir of Civil Disobedience in Maricopa County," 25 software books, and numerous essays. She works for the Living Legacy Project and lives with her wife Wendy in Richmond, VA.