Hi! I'm Annabelle.

I've been writing feverishly since I was 12, when I started a multi-part epic fantasy that I wrote by hand in journals for about five years. Things have changed a bit since then and despite different jobs in the creative arts industries (film and television and photography specifically), writing has always been my passion and publication my long-term goal.


I write (mostly) female-centric contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance. I'm a sucker for adventure and swoony locales, small town cozy places that feel like home, and story lines that tug the heartstrings--while keeping you on your toes. I graduated with an M.A. in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University. When I'm not writing, I'm chasing around my five young kids, homeschooling, baking, painting, photographing, and reading. I live outside Baltimore, Maryland with my husband, who indulges my crazy whims and puts up with my eccentricities.

Things I love:

  • The arts, especially: Photography. Painting. Piano. Guitar. Oh! And Dancing. And Music. And Film. So...yeah, the arts. Just a few of them.
  • Cooking and baking. (I even post recipes on Instagram regularly.)
  • Drinks: Coffee, Tea, and Seltzer water.
  • What else? I'm a night owl, nature-lover, and a big fan of leggings. And pizza, which is hands down the best food ever. (Even though I can't eat as much of it as I like anymore.)
  • For more: follow me on Instagram!



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Annabelle McCormack writes historical women’s fiction. Her debut book Windswept, a novel of WWI set in the Middle East, was published September 2021. She studied at the Johns Hopkins University, where she obtained a Master of Arts in Fiction. She lives in Maryland with her husband and five children.


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Annabelle McCormack writes historical women’s fiction with epic settings, adventure, and romance. Her debut book Windswept, a novel about a British WWI nurse in the Middle East caught in a dangerous web of intrigue and romance, was published September 2021.


She was born in San Jose, Costa Rica to a Costa Rican mother and American father. She moved to the US at the age of 4, but remains fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She studied at the Johns Hopkins University, where she obtained a Master of Arts in Fiction in 2010. Afterward, she dedicated herself to her photography business, while continuing to work on her writing as a long-term goal. In 2018, she received the award for Best Novel at the 2018 Red Sneaker’s Writer Conference (now Writer-Con). She lives in Maryland with her husband and five children and writes as a staff blogger for Inkitt Writer’s Blog.



Annabelle's Latest


TITLE: Windswept

AUTHOR: Annabelle McCormack

PUBLICATION DATE: September 21, 2021

PUBLISHER: Annabelle McCormack

ISBN: ebook ISBN: 978-1-7368095-1-8, print ISBN: 978-1-7368095-0-1,

hardcover ISBN: 978-1-7368095-2-5, audiobook ISBN: 978-1-7368095-3-2

RETAIL PRICE: ebook $6.99, print $16.99, hardcover $27.99, audiobook $21.99

AVAILABLE IN: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook

GENRE: Historical Fiction, Historical Women's Fiction, Historical Adventure



A British nurse in WWI Egypt races to deliver explosive intelligence that could change the course of the war in this novel of suspense, adventure, and love.

May, 1917. Ginger Whitman left a life of wealth and privilege in England to train as a battlefield nurse and serve in the Great War. Working on the brutal frontlines in Palestine, she finds a wounded soldier hiding in her camp. The soldier claims to carry intelligence unmasking a secret plot against the British—and that traitors within British intelligence are searching for him. Desperate and dying, the soldier entrusts a
coded message to her care.

Ginger is hurled into an unfamiliar world of intrigue and murder amidst the war-ravaged Arabian desert. She's determined to help her country but trusting the wrong person could cost her life. Then the arrival of mysterious and handsome British intelligence officer Major Noah Benson offers a chance of help. But Noah may be as dangerous as he is charming. As she’s swept away by stolen moments on the desert sands, Ginger realizes her heart may also be at risk.

Hunted by a shadowy enemy spy, Ginger must decide if she can trust Noah. But as she grapples with her decision, Ginger makes a shocking discovery: a sinister secret that threatens to shatter the world she thought she knew.