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BooksRubyfruit Jungle, Sylvia Browne, Rita Mae Browne, Harry Potter series, TRASHY NOVEL!!! lol “A stunning debut by first time novelist Ana Otis surely deserves its name. It is a sexy smack down from page one and it just gets juicier. Trashy Novel is a steamy page-turner you will feel guilty enjoying. Whether you want a book for a day on the beach or a long flight, this is the one.” -BE the next level Magazine “Heady, guilty pleasure--[the] most badly behaved--in a good way--we could find. Unquestionably wins this seasons "Jackie" award for most brazen/fearless first sentence. Witty repartee/agile drama.” Books Gone Wild! Six sizzling slices of summer escapism. -The Bottom Line Finalist, Cushcity.com’s Best New Author of the Year Award 2007 ..
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The Biography of Ana Otis:
New Jersey native Ana Otis, the daughter of legendary songwriter and producer, Clyde Otis and former top model and recording artist Lulu Guerrero, is an author, singer/songwriter and a talented fine artist in her own right. Beginning a professional singing career at the age of seven which spans over 30 years, Ana joined the original vocal cast of Sesame Street and has recorded over 70 jingles, as well as animated television specials such as Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, and other commercial recordings, including “Sing”, with the Carpenters. Ana also sold her first set of paintings in the Bloomingdales Children’s Clothesline Exhibit at the age of seven. As an adult, Ana has performed as a solo artist in the United States and abroad and has performed with and opened for the late Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet and his big band and other jazz greats.
As a songwriter, Ana’s biggest accomplishment was in composing “If You Wanna Sing Me (I’ll Be A Song)” recorded by Jazz legend Nancy Wilson as a title song on the album titled “I'll be a Song” and performed live by Ms. Wilson in the feature film, “The Big Score”. “I'll be a Song” was also re-released on the 4 disc CD Compilation The Essence of Nancy Wilson- 4 Decades of Music as one of Ms. Wilson's personal favorite recordings.
Ana’s writing credits include Dis(c) & Dat, a newsletter circulated during her stint as VP of Television and Film by The Clyde Otis Music Group, Inc., the historical music publishing company founded by her father over forty years ago, and has had articles and poetry published in various print and e-magazines, such as Venus Magazine. Trashy Novel is Ana’s debut fiction novel.
Ana is featured in the book “Kings and Queens- Queers at the Prom” by David Boyer; in Venus, Black Elegance and Billboard Magazines, and in numerous NYC and NJ newspapers. Ana was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002 from her alma mater Mt. Ida College in Massachusetts, where she studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Ana attended the Sorbonne in Paris, France, majoring in French, Art History and Fine Arts.
Ms. Otis, who has received awards attesting to her acting ability, hosted and produced her own self-titled cable television talk show for four years. She has also received recognition as an accomplished production designer for film and television projects and received a mention in Variety for her production design work in the award winning feature film, “Chocolate Babies”, directed by Stephen Winter, producer of the much acclaimed documentary film “Tarnation”. In addition to her production design work in film, Ana has been heavily involved in volunteer work and is a former Platinum member of New York Women in Film and TV (NYWIFT) where she served on a number of committees, conceiving of and producing events and several panel discussions featuring industry leaders. Although twice nominated to run for a seat on the board of directors of NYWIFT, she ended her involvement with NYWFT and accepted a seat on the board of directors of NewFest, the NYCLGBT Film Festival. After years of participation, Ana recently vacated her position with the non-profit organization, and has been serving as a Juror for the International Emmy Awards for the past several years.
Ana is now at work on new projects: “9-11”, a mystery novel set in the NYC area; Trashy Novel (Book 2) and is currently revising a script and collaborating on the score of a musical stage production.
Who I'd like to meet:Hi! Thanks for dropping by! I thank each and every one of you for your support of Trashy Novel (Book 1) and I have heard the calls for Book 2 and will satisfy your desires in due time. LOL. In the meantime, please continue to pass your copy around to friends, or encourage them to get their own since I know many of you will not be separated from your very own copy. Also, remember that I welcome all inquiries, comments and correspondence, so send 'em on to: email@example.com
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Occupation: Author, Singer, Composer, Artist
Finalist Cushcity.com's Best New Author 2007 Award
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