Annette Marie Smith is a writer, artist, freelance journalist, and editor. She is also the founder and curator of the international feminist project, Facing Feminism, for which she received a McKnight Foundation grant.

She's the author of The Real Reason the Queen Hated Snow, Tell the Bees, and She Wanted Storms. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, included in numerous anthologies, and translated into German, Italian, and Spanish for publication internationally. It's been featured on the labels of Enchanted Beans coffee beans, as well as on the trains and buses within Minnesota's Metro Transit system.

Formerly published under Annette Marie Hyder, she has reclaimed her maiden name of Smith in all ways, including publication.