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Hi! It’s great to meet you! I’m Ana.
The official bio blurb:
A former global communication & consulting analyst focused on engineering technology, Andromeda “Ana” Chevalier, MBA, is an award-winning writer specializing in engineering, technology, automation, and AI. She holds aerospace, astronautics, and marketing certifications. She has written for countless global publications and ghostwritten for Fortune 500, Fortune 100 technology companies and global leaders.
Her writing has appeared in global publications like The Independent (UK), Huffington Post (USA), The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Jerusalem Post, Forbes, YahooNews and many more. She is a regular contributor on numerous consumer building and renovation blogs including Bob Vila and Family Handyman. Ana is one of the most-read business ghostwriters for the building engineering and industrial construction sectors. Her work has earned numerous awards and recognitions for her clients, including multiple third-party paper citations..
A former award-winning child-actor/entertainer, Ana not only understands how to keep an audience’s attention, she builds on a comprehensive understanding and insight into the unique demands and requirements of the entertainment industry to work with Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony award winners (EGOT!) and Grand Ole Opry members on a variety of projects on and off-stage, to help them tell their stories, share wisdom and insight.
A Writer by Trade–and Inclination
My first paid gig was a short story contest in grade school that took top honors: publication in a national magazine and $500! I haven’t stopped writing since.
But before I wrote for a living, I performed on stage. I’ve been in almost 100 different plays, including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Annie, The Mikado, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, A Chorus Line, Barefoot In The Park, Les Miserables, and played everyone from Little Orphan Annie to Marilyn Monroe. When I wasn’t in a theatre, I was still on stage singing in venues across the country and internationally. I stopped performing in the early 1990s. After a lifetime on stage, I’d blown my pipes. When they told me I might never speak again, I shifted my focus exclusively to my writing. So while I cherish the moments and memories, I made singing with people like Dottie West, George Jones, Randy Travis, Glenn Campbell, The Gatlin Brothers, John Denver…the only place I sing now is in the shower. Though, you never know, I might just turn up in a play one of these days.
My work has won awards, including the Los Angeles Independent Play: New Work award for Blue Plate Special. My novel Pundit was the Reviewer’s Choice winner for the South West Readers Association and the Best Weekend Read by Kawaga, Tokyo, Japan. My short works Low Tide and English Garden were both earned Pushcart nominations, and my ghostwriting has earned countless accolades for my happy clients. A number of my books are available on Amazon.
- I hold a black belt (1st degree) in Wing Chung Kung Fu and a 2nd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
- I’ve been presented to HRH Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, I waltzed with The Prince Andrew and met The Queen Mother by accident while staying at the same hotel
- .…and once upon a time, in the late-afternoon light of a dinner theater prepping for the night ahead, I danced with Dean Martin (as he sang Inamorata just loud enough for me to hear).
~ Fun Fact ~
If you’ve followed my work for a while, or are an eagle-eyed reader, or an armchair line editor, you’ll notice I’ve dropped my first name–it’s Andromeda “Ana” Chevalier from now on, folks! My first name became politicized during the recent political climate, and I found myself the target of online harassment from bots and other automated/ artificial systems. Since those that know me best knew me as Ana anyway, I decided to simplify and drop the pen-name, so to speak