Annie Belle

Died November 7, 2017


Alexa Keating

Fun Facts

​I have always had a canine friend in my life. After my little cocker spaniel escaped from my son's home to chase me he was missing for days. Finally we learned he had been hit and killed by a car that did not stop to help. I vowed never to own an animal again. A few months later my daughter-in-law called. She had found a little dog on the road in the very spot where mine had died. She was adamant that the little dog had the eyes of my cocker spaniel!

Finally I agreed to take the dog. It arrived weighing 7.5 lbs. with no hair except on her tail and head. She had gray and pink spots and no one could really tell what she was. She was pitiful. They scraped the asphalt out of her skin before bringing her to me. She had been thrown out of a moving car. I named her 'Annie' for Orphan Annie. That soon became Annie Belle. The little dog was pathetically thin and in need of a lot of care, but, she made it!

Solitude has been my frequent companion for several months. Yet, Annie is a faithful companion who makes that seem just fine! Pictured at right, she was a best friend and great company for more than 13 years! Sadly I lost little Annie Belle on November 7, 2017 at the age of 14.5 years. Not nearly long enough time to spend with such a special friend.


Welcome, and thank you for visiting me at ARK Connect! Somewhere on this site you may find all the typical credentials that are intended to impress upon the visitor that the writer is qualified at something and capable of almost anything. If not, surely it must be so! I prefer to greet each of you as family, because we all are. I welcome the opportunity to share time and energy with each of you, which is what happens when we share these moments.


While it seems that I have spent most of my life writing something, my first effort at a novel was 'Make it Mine!' released in December 2011. Currently thirty books are published and available to the readers.

 I enjoyed a long career in Real Estate, Mortgage Banking, Appraisal, Interior Stylist and New Construction. These pursuits led to a years long listing in 'Who's Who in America', Business/Finance.

My most beloved job was being a mother to my three sons. My youngest son was murdered in 2012, easily the most difficult time in my life. As the facts about the case finally began to emerge, we learned that he died execution style while the event was being filmed for an online pay per view audience. "Drowning in My Tears' was written about his death and published 90 days after he died. The story was written with information received while communicating with

him and those around him, and somehow was fairly accurate until we learned the rest of the horror.

 As we waited and waited for the wheels of justice, I found great solace in writing; hence the twenty eight books that followed very quickly.  Never rest on your laurels!  I know that my reputation is only as good as my last effort at writing. I have spent most of my life pursuing a greater level of spiritual awareness. It has been a journey worth traveling, filled with miracles and learning experiences.

I actually worked as a 900 operator for an online psychic service and have spent years reading and interpreting tarot cards.  I excel at the fine art of loving humanity and our great planet.  I have been blessed with many different opportunities in creative arts; my books reflect these varied interests. I appreciate every person who takes the time to peruse, read and share my work with me.