Speaker, filmmaker and award-winning author Ann Crawford’s books are filled with humor and hope as she examines the beauty of being alive. Her books often embrace the spiritual and metaphysical as she embraces the meaning of life and love, and her most recent title is no different. Exploring the pressures of life in the lime-light, Life in the Hollywood Lane intermingles bouts of bereavement and incredible depth with quirky, funny, aha and LOL moments.
Ann will discuss:
- Making her books as profound as they are funny
- Maintaining optimism in tough times (especially now)
- How she finds beauty and humor in everyday life and shares it with her readers
- The inspiration behind Life in the Hollywood Lane, and her experience in talent management
- Doing stand-up comedy and improv, and how that has influenced her writing
- Her previous titles and being an award-winning author who has topped the Amazon bestseller list
- Her approach to writing different genres, and how she challenges genre standards by pulling different elements into one title
What she’s working on now
Her most recent title Life the Hollywood Lane follows Trish, an LA actor, bereft after her best friend commits suicide. Glamorous yet tough-as-nails Hollywood is Trish's backdrop and a reflection of her life as she stumbles on through an actor's life of casting calls and premieres, rejection and acceptance. This story comes from Ann's own personal experience as a talent manager and her trademark optimism for life and love shine through in this inspiring story, which I thought would really appeal to your listeners.
Ann Crawford is a fun-loving, world-traveling, high-flying, deep-diving, and living-to-the-max author of ten books. She’s also a screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian. She’s lived “Oh, all over,” having gone from one shining sea to the other, then to the prairie, then to the mountain. Right now her writing nest looks out on a couple of those purple mountain majesties, as she and her family live in Colorado. Crawford is a #1 Amazon bestselling and multiple-award-winning author whose novels go as high and deep as she does—they’re profound yet funny; playful although poignant; heart-opening and heart-lifting; thought-provoking and inspiring; and edgy while universal. Readers often say the worst part about her books is that they end.