10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me by Annie Wood – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

1. For health experimenting reasons, many years ago I was a raw foodist and didn’t eat any cooked food for a year and half. It gave me even MORE energy than I already had (which was kind of too much) and I slept for only three hours a night!

2. I never know what day of the week it is without looking.

3. I used to think I was being abducted by aliens until I found out that I was actually having Night Terrors. I wrote about it here.

4. When I had my own TV show back in the 1990s (BZZZ!), I turned down a sponsorship with a large footwear company because I didn’t wear sneakers. Um… yeah, I’d like a do over, please. You can find video of the show here

5. I got into two physical fights with boys in Jr. High, protecting my friends. I won.

6. When I was five years old, some people from a zoo visited our school and the local news filmed me with a snake around my neck. Everything was fine, until they asked me my name and they all realized I was not little boy. I had a very cute bowl haircut that was very boy-like, I guess. Then everyone freaked out because they put a snake around a girl’s neck so they took the snake away. My first (but not last) moment of silly sexism. I don’t blame the snake. It was a good snake.

7. The GED was the only test I ever studied for. I passed with flying colors.

8. I say Good Morning in Hebrew to a picture of my mother every morning.

9. I eat raw jalapeños peppers like they’re apples.

10. During puberty my fingernails grew two inches. I was often stopped and asked how I did that. I didn’t know it then, but I didn’t do that. Hormones did. I can’t get them to grown much anymore. But that’s okay, it was fun while it lasted!

Love and Good Vibes, Annie Wood

A 17 year old girl is overwhelmed with responsibilities trying to keep her messy family together. Everything spins out of control when her addict actor dad who bailed on the family three years ago leaving her with her lovable but bi-polar mom and her two little sisters, comes back into town and wants to reconnect.

Writing poems is her only escape. Just a girl in the is about family, forgiveness, and having enough courage to live your own life, your own way.

Enjoy an Excerpt

In the past 747 days I’ve made 747th breakfasts for my family. I barely have to think about what I’m doing anymore, the eggs just poach themselves. Doing the same thing, day in and day out, gives my life the feeling of being stuck in slo-mo. In fact, I’m moving so freakin’ slowly I may as well be standing still. It’s like I managed to step into a vat of cement while everyone around me is coasting along on one of those people movers they have at the airports. Also, my particular vat of cement happens to be on a carousel, going around and around and around. So, sure, there’s movement, only I’m not getting anywhere.

“Damn it.” I bend down to pick up yet another broken glass. My bad. As usual. When my mind wanders, it takes my coordination with it.

“Lauren. Don’t say damn.” my kid sis reprimands.

“You’re right, Sara. Sorry. Finish your scrambled eggs, okay?”

“Okay.”

“Ouch.” I cut my pinkie on a sliver of broken glass.

“We’re out of Band-Aids,” Matty informs. “You should get more.”

“Gee, thanks, sis. Don’t bother getting up.”

“I won’t,” she tells me as she continues scarfing down the food I made her.

Yep, this is my brood. Not on purpose, though. I mean, I didn’t plan this brood or birth this brood, it just sort of turned out that they’re now, mostly mine.

My eighteenth birthday is in 99.3105497 days away and then I’ll be free.

About the Author:Annie Wood is an Israeli-American, Hollywood native, and a lifelong actress and writer. The web series she created, wrote and stars in, Karma’s a Bitch, was Best of the Web on Virgin America (anniewood.com/Karma)
Wood was part of the NBC DIVERSITY SHOWCASE with her comedic scene, That’s How They Get You. She’s written 100s of scenes for actors that have been used by Emmy Award-winning TV director, Mary Lou Belli in her UCLA course and casting director, Jeremey Gordon in workshops all around town.

As an author, she has three books out: Dandy Day, Just a Theory: a quantum love adventure and her first YA novel, Just a Girl in the Whirl (Speaking Volumes Publishing)

Annie’s also an Internationally exhibited mixed-media artist, a produced playwright, and was the third female solo dating game show host in the history of television with the nationally syndicated show, BZZZ! that she also co-produced. (Which just re-ran in 2020 on BUZZRTV!)

Annie writes and creates art daily.

Website | Writing | Twitter | Instagram | Artist | Etsy

She also runs the Twitter account for the Women of the Writers Guild West. She is part of the Middle Eastern Committee at WGA
and a Dramatist Guild Member and an Authors Guild Member

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Sounds like a good book.

  3. My favorite part of any book related post is reading about the author!

  4. I love that you eat jalapenos like they’re apples! LOL!

  5. Great excerpt and giveaway. 🙂

  6. Those are some interesting fact about yourself.

  7. This looks like a great read.

  8. Thanks for the great excerpt. The book sounds very interesting. I love the cover art!

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