Annie Jean Brewer


Everyone should live on less. When we simplify our lives we liberate ourselves from the mind-numbing struggle just to survive. I started out working four jobs as I struggled to raise my kids as a single mother but we never had enough but when I began combining minimalism with frugality my life changed. I went from working four jobs to taking summers off to spend with my kids. I even stopped working a public job entirely for a few years but it eventually got to be boring so I went back to work part-time. I live on less a month than many earn in a week but my bills are paid and the majority of my time is my own to use as I please.

You can do it too if you want. Read my books to learn how.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read all types of things. I adore books on minimalism, frugality, the Law of Attraction (and similar subjects), science fiction, fantasy, and the occasional romance.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read my ebooks on an old iPad mini I purchased several years ago, though I occasionally drool over the Kindle. Maybe one day I will switch but for now I am content with my iPad.
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Where to find Annie Jean Brewer online


How to Reach Your Ideal Weight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
I looked like a potato. At 4'10" and close to 200 pounds, I lost hope of ever getting back to a normal weight until I stumbled upon a simple method that allowed me to shed the pounds easily and painlessly. I've decided to share my method here. It is short and sweet but contains all of the information you need in order to reach your ideal weight.
The Shoestring Girl, Second Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,860. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Sustainable living, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management
The second edition of The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too contains everything you wanted to know about saving money but were afraid to ask. It covers housing (urban and rural), medical, food, budgeting, furniture, fashion, personal care, and much, much more. Filled with tips, tricks, and stories, there is something for everyone within these pages.
The Car Free Experiment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,250. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Sustainable living
If you have ever wondered if you can live without a car, this book will show you: * What it is like to live without a car for over a year * Advantages and disadvantages of the car free lifestyle * Car Free and Kids * Transportation alternatives * Tips and tricks for making alternate forms of transportation work for you. And most importantly, * Can living without a car really save you money?
The No Poo Experiment: Can You Really Clean Your Hair Without Shampoo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Body cleansing & detoxification, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty & fashion
Factual account of whether your hair can be successfully cleaned without using shampoo.
Confessions of a Cheapskate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management
True stories to entertain and inspire your inner cheapskate.
The Slavery of Extreme Minimalism and other Minimalist Musings
Price: Free! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Sustainable living
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book contains eleven essays on the subject of minimalism written by Annie Jean Brewer, the author of "The Minimalist Cleaning Method" and other books. These essays have previously appeared on her website and have now been assembled into ebook format for easy reference.
How to Stop a Puppy From Chewing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Pets & livestock » Dogs
Is your puppy chewing you out of house and home? As a former dog breeder who currently helps rescue animals, I know what it is like to have puppies chewing up your kid's toys and your prized furniture. I know what it is like when your precious furbaby discovers the rent money laying on the coffee table, and I know just how to correct this frustratingly destructive behavior. Learn how today!
Tips and Tricks for Living Small
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Sustainable living
Written from a real life perspective, the author shares her experiences with small space living. This book covers the reasons one may choose to downsize, the benefits, potential pitfalls, and practical tips and tricks that will make downsizing easier.
The Dinner Guest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 1 review)
An abused mountain woman has the local sheriff over for dinner to discuss her missing husband. Unbeknownst to the Sheriff, someone else is in the room.
Stay At Home, Mom--Even if You're Single!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers, Nonfiction » Parenting » Divorce & children
Within these pages you will find the same method the author used to become a single stay at home mom with an income that arrives every month whether she works or not. Your personality and situation may be different so the author offers some options for you to consider but the focus of this book will be on the area that the author know best; that of selling information.
How I Designed My Life Using the Law of Attraction...And You Can Too
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
(5.00 from 1 review)
If you have ever wanted an honest report on the Law of Attraction, with proven tips and tricks to help you design the life of your dreams, this is the book for you.
Talk Cheap: Your Guide to Free and Cheap Phone Service
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Sustainable living, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Are you tired of overpaying for phone service? I personally used the methods detailed in this book to completely eliminate both my land line AND my cell phone bills. Buy this book and learn how you too can save a fortune on your phone bill using legitimate, established options to your traditional land line and cell phone service.
How to Survive the Death of Windows XP
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Operating systems » Operating systems / Windows Server & NT, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Operating systems » Operating systems / Linux
Windows XP is Dead Microsoft's beloved operating system has been given the axe. As of April 2014 there will be no more updates coming for this old workhorse. For those who still have computers running XP, this places you in a dangerous predicament. If you keep using the computer, you risk getting attacked by hackers. Here is one way you can survive with your wallet intact.
Minimize to Maximize: Minimize Your Stuff to Maximize Your Life
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Are you tired of working constantly, fighting constantly and never seeming to make any headway? Minimalism can offer a solution to your problems. By eliminating the nonessentials you can free your time, space and money for what YOU want in your life. Minimize Your Stuff to Maximize Your Life!
The Minimalist Cleaning Method Expanded Edition
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Cleaning & caretaking, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Green living
How to Clean Your Home With a Minimum of Money, Supplies and Time (2nd Edition)
How to Watch Stuff Online For Free
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
(1.00 from 1 review)
How to safely watch movies, television shows and other videos online for free.
How to Write Ebooks For A Living
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Digital publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Ebooks can provide a passive income large enough to live on. This book covers how to find the time to write, what equipment you will need to write it, where to publish and how to make the leap to the life of a financially independent author.
The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Budgeting
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The tips, tricks and methods used to live on less than $500 a month.
How To Be Happy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Depression
(4.00 from 1 review)
Tips and tricks to effectively bring happiness into your life.
How To Start Out or Over on a Shoestring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Everything you ever wanted to know about starting out (or over) on a shoestring. This book covers everything from clothing and personal items to furniture, appliances and transportation with everything in-between.
The Bean Pot and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Seven short stories from Annie Jean Brewer. "The Bean Pot" is about Bobbie Jo Fugate, whose husband Billy Ray has gone missing, "163 Nights" is one reason why your wife may constantly hang out on Facebook, in "The Festival" Jenny gets an unpleasant surprise. Other tales include "What About Bob?" "The Story of the Rose" and others.
163 Nights
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When your wife prefers Facebook to spending time with you, perhaps she is counting the nights until...
How to Write and Sell an Ebook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Digital publishing
This book guides you through the process of choosing a subject, outlining the steps & what software to use even if you don’t own a computer! You will learn where to go to market your masterpiece, how to encourage others to sell for you and even how to collect the money! This book takes the mystery out of ebooks, and dispells the myth that states you have to use expensive software to create one!
What About Bob?
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(2.67 from 6 reviews)
Annie has finally found the perfect man. Mother thinks he is TOO perfect, however.
Where to Work Online
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of legitimate work at home positions ranging from Assembly to Telemarketing and beyond; complete with tips, tricks, work at home resource links and much more. Compiled and written after years of work at home experience to help those wanting to break free of the traditional workforce.
Be Happy Now
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Sometimes it feels as if we have nothing in our lives to be happy about. We feel that life just stinks and we have nothing good to look forward to. Happiness, is like a snowball however and will grow if we just get it started rolling. Here are some tips and tricks to start happiness rolling in your life.
Professional Help: How to Prevent and Fix Malware, Viruses, Spyware and Other Baddies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Security
(4.00 from 1 review)
Are you tired of malware sloiwing your computer down? Are you sick of toolbars and popups? Do you know what to do if a virus strikes? Get Professional Help! I have worked on computers professionally since 2002, and these are the exact same steps and software that I use to prevent infections and clean infected systems. Now instead of tracking down the local guru, you can fix it yourself!

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Smashwords book reviews by Annie Jean Brewer

  • Rapid Recipes for Writers . . . And Other Busy People on Dec. 25, 2010

    Thanks for the recipes, they look delicious!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Dec. 25, 2010

    I wish I had discovered this style guide when I first started writing professionally! It really makes it easy, not only for submission to smashwords, but to ensure a clean format for other online writing jobs as well. Thank you!
  • The Perfect Dog on April 04, 2011
    (no rating)
    Awww! How sweet!She found the perfect home! Thanks for sharing!
  • The Queen's Blade on July 17, 2011

    I got this book on a lark and was seriously surprised! It sucked me in and now I just purchased the second in the series. Great job!
  • The Slip on June 19, 2014

    Another excellent addition to this series! I have read every single book she has written and they are ALL awesome. Buy with confidence!
  • Stray : Touchstone Part 1 on March 05, 2015

    I was intrigued by the description so despite not reading very much fiction decided to give it a try. I found it a bit slow BUT even with that I identified with the main character. Overall an enjoyable read and I am rather curious as to what happens next. I must confess I was surprised by her decision near the end. It seemed too mature for the character. I don't want to include spoilers but I honestly expected her to jump on the offer, consequences be hanged. Of course, in this case there WOULD have been repercussions, which the character pointed out later. I'm giving it four stars because I did feel it was a bit slow and I thought she was OOC at that one point. In all fairness I must admit I read through to the end and am considering the purchase of Book #2. I can't say that about many novels.