Marketing and History? It’s not as odd a mix as you’d think…
For Annette Kassis, Northern California has been home for most of her life—first arriving as a “military brat” at a very, very young age, and then later returning on purpose as an adult. Not content to work in one arena at a time, she combined her lengthy advertising and marketing career with a deep study of academic history. The result is a cultural historian who writes history for a general audience, always striving to bring a copywriter’s flair to her subjects and hoping to entertain as well as enlighten. This same deep-seated love of research and unearthing untold stories also informs her work in fiction.
Annette appears as a commentator in the documentary films “The Sacramento Picture” and “Alhambra: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy.” She has also appeared on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and has been a repeat guest on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak.” Her recent books include Sacramento on the Air: How the McClatchy Family Revolutionized West Coast Broadcasting; Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation; and Weinstock’s: Sacramento’s Finest Department Store.
And in addition to all this writing stuff, Annette is the executive producer of the "Feed Me!" podcast all about the stories behind the story of food. And yes, she loves her coffee.