I Used to Be Somebody: (Un)Retirement Lessons Learned

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Super-Fan (Un)Retirement Success Stories: Anne Da Vigo

Diana Landau | November 23, 2020

Anne Da Vigo's career spanned 30 years as a crime beat reporter at newspapers throughout California and as public information specialist in California government. During her news career, she was nearly sent to jail for refusing to reveal her sources. She covered the trial in the first of the Lords of Bakersfield cases, a California murder series that spanned decades. 


Since she retired, she's written two novels, Thread of Gold and Bakersfield Boys Club, a thriller inspired by the Lords murders. Bakersfield Boys Club was recently awarded an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest Self Published Book contest. 


When she's not researching and writing a new mystery, she's visiting book clubs to chat about her novels. In her spare time, she takes tap dance classes, where she became proficient enough to dance with a performance tap group. If you are thinking of writing, some advice from Anne: "I believe that everyone has a story; they just need to pick up a pen and get started. It's never been a better time to write your story, when 60 percent of all books are self-published."


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