Annette Laing is a fine historian whose skills -- most uncommonly -- are finely tuned to every audience, whether children, educators, or the community at large. She has a rare gift of bringing authentic stories to life for everyone.
Jamil Zainaldin, PhD
President Emeritus / Georgia Humanities
Annette Laing is the author of The Snipesville Chronicles, an entertaining series of middle-grades time-travel novels with a diverse cast experiencing a past portrayed with compassion and wit, and without sugar coating. She is also a popular speaker, an advocate for engaging and honest history for kids and teens, and a former tenured professor of history and member of the Africana Studies faculty at Georgia Southern University. Her best-known work is in African-American religious history. Her work has been featured by the Associated Press.
As Annette says, "When historians talk about reaching the public, they're too often thinking of guys in bow ties in Boston. I'm more likely thinking of fourth graders, their teachers, and their families in a small town in Georgia."
Born in Scotland and raised in England, Annette Laing has for many years made her home in the US, but (when there's not a pandemic) spends several weeks each year travelling and researching in the UK.
Annette is based in Atlanta, GA and Madison, WI. She travels nationwide.