As an avid cancer advocate, Renault also released an autobiographical book in 2011, detailing her multiple bouts of cancer as well as many other “could have been deadly” experiences in her life starting at age 14! Anna’s Journey: How many lives does one person get? has just gone into reprint.
Anna is an eight time cancer survivor but she’s also had other deadly experiences like a fatal car crash. Yet, this resilient woman has led an amazing life.
How many childhood accidents are considered normal? How many injuries are run-of-the-mill incidents that everyone has? How many kids get a fishhook caught in their eyelid? Who gets knocked on the head with a claw hammer? Anyone have a run-in with the wringers on an old-fashioned washing machine?
MITZY, the Butterfly Series
This series is written on a 4th-5th grade level to raise environmental awareness.
Anna Renault is, at heart, an environmentalist. Through her fictional friend, Mitzy the Butterfly, Renault is sharing stories about the environment, especially about some of the problems that our youth should know about and for which they can learn how to find the solutions.
Renault has written Meet Mitzy, the Butterfly: The Environmentalist as the first in a series of books to encourage children to learn and care for their environment. Mitzy, the Butterfly: What’s in your backyard? (book two) is also out. More MITZY books will soon hit the shelves!
BE WATCHING FOR MORE MITZY BOOKS as Mitzy’s adventures expand around the United States.
Written for children, but finding an adult audience too, Mitzy what’s readers to look at your immediate environment. What’s there? What’s good? What’s not? Is there anything you can do about it? Will you come along, make a journal and improve your environment?
Advocating for clean water and clean, safe waterways, Mitzy visits Back River to see the awesome job the Back River Restoration Committee (BRRC) is doing to improve the water quality and safety of the river as well as the Chesapeake Bay into which the river flows. This book is a fundraising effort for the BRRC non-profit to help support their efforts.
FRANCINE, the Butterfly Series
This series is written for beginner readers, geared toward k-1-2 grade levels.
Anna Renault is supporting the Cancer Support Foundation with her recently released book: Why Did My Dad Get Cancer? The book is for children and adults to open a conversation about how and why a parent is seriously ill, especially with something like cancer! This is a fundraising project for the CSF!
Renault also loves to write poetry and has written many poems over the past several decades. She is now sharing those with her loyal followers… “Mothers: A Collection of Poems” has been published. “Celebrating Parenthood: A Collection of Poems” will soon be released.
It will help you become encouraged, equipped and empowered to be the best mother possible. With this tool of encouragement, equipping and empowerment, there’s nothing that will be impossible for you! Come take this 90-day journey with us. It will truly help to inspire you!
As a Mother’s Day gift for her mom, Anna Renault wrote some poems about her mother. Mary Lou was a daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She was also a teacher and someone who learned to love to camp – first in a tent and then a trailer. There are a few general poems about mothers in the book too. It is available to give others a unique idea of what to give YOUR MOM who doesn’t want or need any more “things.”
Photo Anthology Series
This series of books was developed to help raise funds for a non-profit providing assistance to cover non-medical expenses for cancer patients during treatment. Thanks to the writers for agreeing to raise funds for the Maryland non-profit, the Cancer Support Foundation whose mission is to assist cancer patients meet their needs – primarily the non-medical expenses. Thanks to all the readers who assist us in achieving this goal.
Anthology Photo Series (Volume 4)
This anthology has been compiled with the submissions from 14 talented writers. Stories and poems all, in some way, relate to the cover photo of a waterfall taken by Author Teresa Hoddy who graciously agreed to allow this project to use her photo. Authors eagerly put their creative juices to work to come up with some very unusual stories for the readers enjoyment!
Anthology Photo Series (Volume 6)
Using the cover art, The Cabin, by John Morris – Art from the Heart… each writer has submitted their heartfelt stories and poems for the readers entertainment. Without person-to-person collaboration, it is interesting to see the similarities in stories and the wide differences. It is certainly the hope of all contributors to the Anthology Photo Series, that all readers find lots of things that tug at the heartstrings, make them smile and perhaps shed an occasional tear. Enjoy this sixth book in the series.
Anthology Photo Series (Volume 8)
The Yellow Rose has short stories and poems, all focusing on the cover art… the fully blooming yellow rose. This photo was taken by the contributing writer, Anna Renault. (Note: Renault is also the project director for the Anthology Photo Series. The Yellow Rose is the eighth book in this series).