Yes, I’m a real person. You can read a bit about me on the About page.

If you want to contact me, email is probably the best at:


Okay, I know it’s easier to have a live email link here, but until we find another way to foil the scrapers on the net I’ll ask you to translate it if you want to contact me.

I answer most email, but it really helps if you put Powerfully Recovered in the subject line. If I don’t reply in a day or two you may have gotten lost in spam. Try again with an obvious subject.

You can also reach me at 6 1 9 – 4 3 4 – 6 1 1 0  – I’m in San Diego which is Pacific Time. You can always talk with my answering machine.

Love and blessings,

Anne W. Powerfully Recovered

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mark holladay May 12, 2012 at 4:04 am

hi, thanks for your website and for all that you do. i’m trying to connect with an a.a. group in the middle tennessee area (nashville, specifically) who conduct their meetings with the gender neutral reading material. i’ve been sober for four years and feel i have a strong recovery, but i struggle with the non gender neutrality issue significantly. thanks for any help/contacts you can send my way! mark


annew May 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Hi Mark, imo most AA groups won’t even tackle this as in issue in my experience. My approach has been simply to use gender neutral language when asked to read the 12 Steps and/or How It Works – Most people don’t even notice and I’ve never been criticized for doing so.

In DA I was working with a guy to re-do the format and mentioned I always used gender neutral terms – he said something like “Well, if I heard you I’d object.” I laughed and told him he had indeed heard me the previous day!

My attitude has been to do what I can, which isn’t much in this case, and roll with it.

Thanks for writing… sorry I don’t have a better answer for you.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?


Trudy July 23, 2013 at 1:29 am

I never did get my 36 tips for completing the steps, wouldn’t mind reading it


annew July 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Sally, I’m sorry… sometimes it just goes wrong. I’ve emailed you the booklet.


Raymond Tucker October 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Hi Anne,

Love your site. Can’t help but wonder if there was some exchange we could do, link, info, book promotion, etc. After reviewing your site I see a lot of possibilities.

Please check out my site when you get a chance and let me know your thoughts.

As you have probably already guessed I am a published Poet & Essayist. My latest book is being released tomorrow.



annew February 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Raymond, make me a proposal or two.


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