Ann Crawford, Author
Chick Lit Author Who Loves to Talk about How Fabulous We All Are
Ann Crawford believes in love at first sight, that good always prevails, and that we're here for those wild, wonderful, way-out-there visions of ours to come alive.
Ann has lived "oh, all over," and right now there's a view of Colorado's Rocky Mountains out her window. When she's not circumnavigating the globe (65 countries and counting, plus all 50 states), communing with sea critters on the ocean floor (in her scuba gear), climbing every mountain (on the back of her husband's motorcycle), or flying planes (at least as a student pilot for now), you can find her writing.
Ann is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her first movie was about a group of vets returning to Vietnam to perform humanitarian work, give something back to the people, return to their areas of operation, and heal their wounds of war. Her second movie involved traveling around the world and interviewing people from all walks of life —heads of state, street kids, academics, artists ... the folks of this world — on how they envisioned creating world peace. The website for this movie won numerous awards. Ann is also an award-winning humanitarian.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:
How to allow dreams to come true, pain of tragedies to pass, and yourself to live the life you love and love the life you live.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:
Life in the Hollywood Lane is about Trish, a 40-year-old actor, who faces tragedy with her best friend's suicide, but keeps herself moving forward to achieve her dreams. This has definitely been my path and, like Trish, I've come to realize that life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.
Here is Trish (and I) describing how to allow dreams to come true: “Be crystal clear about what you want,” I said. “Set the intention that what you want is here now. Give thanks that it’s done. Take care of your affairs full on, no slouching - go to the gym, pay your bills early, things like that. Life doesn’t reward shirking or laziness or malingering. Enjoy the rest of your life so much that you don’t need it … whatever that it is you’re waiting for. Live in gratitude and as love. Just create a life so wonderful that the dream — the relationship, the part, the whatever — is the rose on the icing of the cake. It’s coming. Just enjoy now. That’ll help it happen faster. And it won’t matter if it does or not, because you’re happy with life and yourself now. That’s all that really matters.”
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
In addition to talking about achieving long-held dreams, I love to talk about how fabulous we all are. My presentation content is best summarized within this blog post.
Less than 5 appearances
Willing to travel