ABOUT

Anna is a Louisiana-born writer who lives in Texas on a ranch that has cattle, a vineyard, chickens, roosters, rattlesnakes and a one-eyed dog (thanks to one of the aforementioned rattlesnakes.) She writes books, magazine articles, advertisements for clients located across the country, and extensive grocery lists that are organized by aisle.

In her twenties Anna lived in a selection of amazing American cities—Boston, Seattle, Denver, New York City & Dallas. But then she met a man she was rather fond of who lived way out in the middle of nowhere and one night after lots of tequila she said she would try the country life. She agreed to two years and they both fully expected that at the end of those two years she would run screaming for a city. Quite the opposite happened. Now when she is in a city for more than a week she runs screaming for the country.

People often ask what she and this man ‘do’ in the country. This is Anna’s favorite question to answer because it’s the only time she gets to say ‘varmint hunt’ with a straight face. In addition to shooting small animals (when they’re small they don’t have feelings) the two of them also chew hay and spend long, extended periods of time drinking whiskey on the tailgates of all the broken-down trucks they collect in their front yard.

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

CopyGirl

Anna co-wrote CopyGirl with the ever-sparkling and luminous Michelle Sassa and it will be published by Berkley Books in October of 2015. Many moons ago Anna and Michelle were copywriters at the same ad agency in New York City. They reconnected at a wedding in North Carolina in 2012 and after stuffing their faces with shrimp ‘n grits and laughing hysterically about how they once went on all-expense paid trip to Paris to create ads for toilet paper, they decided it was time to reignite the glory days of writing together. Who wouldn’t want to return to such greatness?

CopyGirl is their first book of (effing awesome) women’s fiction and they are hard at work on a second. All their writing is represented by Susan Golomb of the Susan Golomb Literary Agency, who is also ever-sparkling and luminous.

Just Don’t Call Me Ma’am

Anna’s first book, Just Don’t Call Me Ma’am, was published by Seal Press in 2010. The essays are based on the years she spent moving around the country, working at various advertising agencies, trying her best to have the life everyone said would be such fun and wondering why things felt… well… less than fun. The answer? You’ll have to read the book to find out! No, not really. The answer is that letting anyone else tell you what equals a good life is a seriously shitty (and probably ill-fated) formula for living a good life.

Just Don’t Call Me Ma’am is a fun read that’s great either for the beach or for when you’re feeling like a bitch. Beach to bitch pretty much encapsulates the entire spectrum of female emotions…..so no matter when you grab a copy you’re guaranteed to love it.

 

BLOG & COLUMNS

Anna writes a blog at thirtysexysomething.com. It’s about life and the pursuit of confident, funny, sexy happiness.

For the last four years Anna has also written a monthly column called ‘Notes From A New Mother’ in Wacoan, the city magazine of Waco Texas. In the column she has been known to discuss the projected life span of pet fish, the pros and cons of letting your kids wear pajamas in public, hope, perseverance and coyotes—though not necessarily in that order. You can read the archive of these columns on the Wacoan website.

COPYWRITING

At the start of her career Anna Mitchael worked as a copywriter in award-winning advertising agencies as well as in-house for the prestigious design group at Starbucks Coffee Company. Today she works as a freelancer from her home in Mosheim, Texas.

Her clients are located across the country and also span a wide selection of industries. Companies big and small come to Anna for insightful positioning, strategy and pitch-perfect writing.  Anna especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs who are passionate about their products but need help with storytelling and building their brands from the ground up.

If you would like to talk about how compelling words and ideas could grow your business, simply send Anna an email and say hello. Her portfolio, references, resume and rates are available upon request.

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Bath & Body Works
Clairol
Coke
Coors
Cover Girl
Curves & Jenny
FedEx
Gain
Glenlivet
P&G
Sam Adams
Silk
Stainmaster
Starbucks
Thomasville
Tide
Venus
Visa
Visa Olympics
Wall Street Jounal
Woodchuck Cider

HAPPENINGS

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  • NovWacoan

    The Armageddon Outfit

    My November 'Notes From A New Mother' column is out. It's about the end of the world. And fashion. And getting something good out of each and every day. You can read it here.
    14Nov
  • Mosheim Texas

    It’s Sexy To Try New Blogs

    Have you visited thirtysexysomething.com yet? It’s going full speed with positive, funny, engaging, honest thoughts on everything from pink octopuses to effects of Nutella on one’s ass and why fear whisperers must be silenced. Swing over there, say hi, share it with friends…..and thank you, thank you, thank you for reading.
    4Nov
  • Banana

    A Spoonful of Reality

    Reality is always a tad slippery in advertising. That's the double-edged sword, sometimes you love the fun, fantasy of it all but if you aren't careful you can actually slip on it. Last week I spent most of my time writing copy for women's razors and feeling guilty that I don’t shave my legs as often as I should. And this week I’m doing some work on fresh juices that makes me feel bad about drinking enough Diet Coke to sink a small ship. But I think this guilt can have a happy ending... with your help. The next time you see a super smooth, glowing-from-spinach-&-kale juice model in an ad and you start to feel guilty that you don’t look like that picture of photoshopped perfection, just remind yourself the ad was created by someone who is a tad hairy and very overcaffeinated. Then we can all shed at least a bit of the guilt and perhaps live (at least a bit) happier ever after.
    27Oct
  • Don't Call Me Ma'am Skin Care

    Skin Care That Promotes Self Love

    Last year a woman contacted me about some freelance advertising work. ‘I found you on the internet,’ she said, ‘because your first book is similar to the name of our company.’ My first book was called Just Don’t Call Me Ma’am and this line of skin care is Don’t Call Me Ma’am. As I’m a big believer in fate and synchronicity and fighting crow’s feet, the job was right up my alley. Now the products are for sale in an awesome subscription-based model that you can read more about on their website. ‘Ingredients that are good for you. Packaging that’s good for the earth. Attitude that is good for the soul.’
    15Oct
  • 30ss

    Introducing 30ss

    After lots of blood, sweat, tears and internet magic thirtysexysomething.com is up and running. Read & enjoy & please feel free to share a post (or ten) with friends. It takes a village to spread the news about a new blog and I am so appreciative of my readers—thank you, thank you, thank you.
    29Sep
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Anna would love to hear from you.

Send a message about her books, columns or with requests for copywriting projects. If you really want to shake things up, there’s nothing Anna loves more than getting copies of people’s most beloved pie recipes. As long as they don’t involve rhubarb, she’s game.

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