Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in southern New Jersey, Greg Annussek is a freelance writer and the author of several non-fiction books. A longtime history buff, he spent four years researching and writing his latest effort, Hitlerís Raid to Save Mussolini, which was first published in 2005 and subsequently translated into several foreign languages.
Annussek is the co-author of Tamoxifen: New Hope in the Fight Against Breast Cancer (1999), What You Should Know about Triglycerides: The Missing Link in Heart Disease (2000; ghostwritten), and Evista (1999). His writing appears in a number of other publications including the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book (1999) and the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (2001). He is also an experienced manuscript editor and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).
Annussek became a freelance writer in 1998, having spent the previous few years at a small book packager/publisher in New York City. Over the course of his career, he has worked as a writer or an editor on almost 20 books. He has also written marketing materials for New York City artists such as musician Amanda Thorpe and penned articles for the cityís community newspapers.
Annussek earned a B.A. in English in 1990 from New York University, where he also studied Journalism and wrote for two NYU student papers. While there, he received the Lloyd P. Burns Memorial Scholarship from the New Jersey Press Foundation (1989) as well as a 16th Place Award for Feature Writing in the 29th annual Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards (1989), a national writing competition open to students from over 100 colleges and universities.
Annussek is also a songwriter whose music has been licensed by the Big Brother reality TV show as well as by the Travel Channel, the Fine Living Network, and other cable TV channels.