Stephanie Annis

Stephanie Ann is Stephanie Annis

Author, Journalist, and Photographer

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Surviving & Thriving with Cannabis – Available on Amazon & Kindle


Ramblings of a Nut

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The White Widow from Michigan


The White Widow’s Venomous Bite

Stephanie Ann is Stephanie Annis

meStephanie Annis journalist, photographer, screenplay writer, and entrepreneur.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management from Cleary University. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Eastern Michigan University. Stephanie received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University.  Within three months of graduation, Stephanie’s scripts won several different awards. Stephanie hopes to obtain her MBA through Grand Canyon University; followed by a Ph.D. She dedicates herself to the pursuit of knowledge.


2017 – M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Full Sail University

2010 – Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Mangement  Eastern Michigan University

2007 – B.B.A. in Management from Cleary University

2005 – A.S. Washtenaw Community College – Phi Theta Kappa

2003 – Certificate Accounting – Washtenaw Community College

1996 – Valley Lutheran High School – Diploma w/honors


2017 – Action On Film Festival ‘Best New Writer’ 

2017 – Festival for Comedy – Winner!  ‘Dab A Duck Tape’

2017 – Los Angeles Cine Fest Sanctuary City, Semi-Finalist

2010 – Indoor Gardener Essay Contest Winner & Column for 1-Year

Most recently, August 24th, 2017 Stephanie received an award for ”Best New Writer’, at the Action on Film Festival awards dinner for writers.  Action On Film Festival is the largest film festival held in Las Vegas, Nevada.


2017 – MFA & Action on Film Festival Winner!

WINNER ‘Best New Writer’ – Action on Film Festival – Aug. 24th, 2017

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Las Vegas Business Press 2014-2016

From 2014 to 2016, Stephanie’s articles and photographs were featured weekly in the Las Vegas Business Press and Review-Journal. Southern Nevada’s most read Newspaper.



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Hash Bash 2012

University of Michigan 2012

Stephanie’s Cannabis Advocacy started with a small blurb on the Michigan Proposal 1 website in 2008 as Michigan patients launched an initiative to have Medical Cannabis placed on the 2008 ballot. Voters overwhelmingly passed Michigan’s Proposal 1, legalizing medical marijuana.

An essay competition sparked the writer in Stephanie. She wrote a personal piece, a piece she didn’t expect would be read let alone published.  Unexpectedly Stephanie received word she won the Indoor Gardener Essay Contest.  It was Stephanie’s first experience as a competition writers and winner. The experience inspired Stephanie to consider writing as a career.

In 2010, Stephanie gave her first speech at the 1st Michigan Caregivers Cup.  Speaking at the 2012 Ann Arbor, MI Hash Bash was the highlight of Stephanie’s four-year career as a patient advocate. Stephanie’s  2012 40th Hash Bash message was simple, SAFE FREE OPEN MARKETS! In December 2012 Stephanie’s story appeared in Culture Magazine’s Profiles In Courage,

Stephanie’s Story was purchased and published in 2015. It’s available on Stephanie’s Story details her experience with cannabis.  Contemplating the morals of cannabis, confused by Regan era and Refer Madness government propaganda, Stephanie was filled with questions. Stephanie’s journey from skeptic to cannabis advocate is documented in Surviving & Thriving with Cannabis.



Max Tappeiner – The Venetian|The Palazzo Business Press Feb. 28th, 2016

Dr. Andrew Eisen January 10, 2016

Rick Harrison – Pawn Stars Business Press October 24th, 2015

Jonathan Fine – Sting Alarms Business Press July 20th, 2015

Southwest Medical Associates Review-Journal December 1st, 2014


Stephanie’s Published Photos are easily viewed on Pinterest.




Stephanie’s career as a content creation writer started over a decade ago.  A diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease inspired Stephanie to become an activist. From 2008-2012 Stephanie worked with many fellow activists on the issue of Medical Marijuana.

Stephanie’s career as a content creation specialist has spanned 10 years. With degrees in business and nonprofit, Stephanie spent a number of years writing Executive Biographies and capturing the photographs of Las Vegas’ top executives.

Appearing in several magazines, Stephanie’s  past published articles are available for your review here. Stephanie spent many years focused on building a professional portfolio of both journalistic and fictional works.  Stephanie’s  portfolio of works can be found on .



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2 thoughts on “Stephanie Annis

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    Stephanie. You are the consummate professioanl. Your article about me was so special. I hope you will kindly consider an interview with Lisa Tenner. Of course, I know, you must check with the editor at the Las Vegas Business Press. I can tell you that Lisa is so talented. I highly recommend this. Also, may I invite you to RICARDOS as my guest again for lunch?
    Thanks from the bottom of my HEART,

    Request for Interview With Las Vegas Icon Lisa Tenner/Film Business Angle

    You know that Bruce Merrin Public Relations is celebrating our 42 year anniversary. Our family moved to Las Vegas in 1956. My dad was the Exec VP and Gen Mgr of the Flamingo.
    So I have met many successful Las Vegas business icons. Lisa Tenner is ONE!!!!!
    Please consider an interview with Lisa who has been a long time local Las Vegan.
    I believe that the Film Business Angle is a strong one, because our city needs a re-boost
    In the film arena, and Lisa Tenner is leading that charge. Here are some bullet points:
    Lisa Tenner/Tenner and Associates Inc/

    1)Lisa is currently representing FILM PRODUCERS and SHOW RUNNERS in overall project management, from pre-production, to supervising post production services. Just ONE
    Of her clients is Actor/Film Producer Todd James Myers. He starred in “LASSO” a rodeo thriller production/Dragon Fly Films. Todd’s follow up film is for Sean Patrick Flanery. Then Todd James Myers will produce the adaptation of his book: “The Fall” I can produce other Hollywood film industry clients that Lisa represents
    2)Lisa Tenner is under consideration now for PRODUCING SUPER BOWL HALF TIME show with her creative incorporation of technology and musical talent for the METRODOME SUPER BOWL Feb2018, and has already designed the half time and dead time portions of past programs. Lisa was with Gwen Stefani Saturday night at Gwen’s blockbuster concert.
    3)Tenner has been a producer for VH1 and Fox
    4)Lisa was the mastermind who brought the very first MUSIC CONFERENCE featuring
    The legendary Sir George Martin in as the inaugural keynote speaker and told him, “George
    One day your name will be in lights here in Las Vegas”….and now he lives on through the spectacular BEATLES “LOVE” show.
    5)Tenner is best known in Las Vegas for representing recording artists who in excess have sold
    Over 100 million records and for creating and producing “Emerging Artists and Technology in Music”….EATEM!!!! This blockbuster event preceded all MEGA MUSIC EVENT AWARDS AND FESTIVALS in Vegas.
    6)Lisa’s clients in Vegas have included: Hard Rock Hotel; Caesars Entertainment; WSOP and Harrahs. Her philanthropy work has been through the Queen of Hearts team she CREATED
    For WSOP and for Poker Gives which raised nearly 500K for Special Olympics, Fallen Heroes and other worthwhile charities.
    6)Lisa was awarded the Governors award for TOURISM, was named as one of the 25 visionaries to watch by Global Gaming Magazine and has been an advisor for AGA and G2E for 10 years.
    7)Tenner moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, where she operated her business management company for 20 years following a career as a securities trader and a former member of the NYC Ballet company.
    She is available for a private interview. Lisa Tenner’s contributions to Las Vegas have been monumental.

    Bruce Merrin Public Relation/702.367.0331/42 year anniversary/



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