Anne Glass debuts first book “Back To One” under Antonia Gavrihel

Women Breaking Barriers: Anne Glass, author of ‘Back To One’



YEARS AGO. AND GLASS WEARS A LOT OF HATS ASPIRING ACTRESS TURNED LAW PROFESSOR AND TAX PROFESSIONAL AND YOU MAY REMEMBER HER AS THE FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF A NONPROFIT FOR THE ARTS AND THE GREATER BIRMINGHAM HUMANE SOCIET AY NNDOW YOU WILL KNOW HER AS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR UNDER HER PEN NAME ANTONIA GABRIEL. THIS MY FRIEND IS THE BEGINNING. READING FROM THE PAGES OF HER NEWLY RELEASED BOOK BACK TO ONE. SHE HAS IN HER HANDS THE REALIZATION OF A DREAM THAT SHE HELD ONTO FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES. I WAS LIVING IN MONTGOMERY. I HAD A SMALL CHILD AT THE TIME WORKED. YOU KNOW FULL-TIME PICK MY SON UP FROM DAYCARE SETTLED INTO BED, AND THEN WOULD SIT DOWN IN FRONT OF MY LITTLE 1994 BRAND NEW COMPUTER. YEAH, I WOULD DO IT FROM ABOUT TEN O’CLOCK AT NIGHT TILL 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING FOR A FULL YEAR. SHE BRIEFLY PURSUED A CAREER AS AN ACTRESS THEN WENT TO LAW SCHOOL. SO I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AND AS AN ADULT AND AND BECAME AN ATTORNEY AND PASS THE BAR ON MY FIRST ATTEMPT, AND I WAS VERY ABOUT THAT DECIDED NOT TO. LAW, BUT TO BE A PROFESSOR INSTEAD THE DESIRE TO CREATE AND ENTERTAIN IS IN HER BLOOD AND FATHER WAS A WORKING ACTOR HER MOM A SINGER ANDO SI SPENT A LOT OF TIME GROWING UP WATCHING MY MOTHER LISTENING TO MY MOTHER RECORD ALBUMS WATCHING MY FATHER ON A FILM OR TV SET, YOU KNOW SHOOTING A SCENE SO I WAS AROUND THAT ALL MY LIFE AND IT AND MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME PRABOBLY THE MOST VALUABLE. LESSON OF MY LIFE, WHICH IS DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE IN LIFE AND AND BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO MAKE A LINGVI AT IT SOMEWHERE. SHE FOUND TIME TO LEARN TAX PREPARIOATN, BUT WHEN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN A HNDER ADULT SON DECIDED TO LEAVE NEW YORK AND WRITE OUT THE PDEANMIC HERE IN ALABAMA. SO WE WE WERE SITTING HERANDE HE SAID MOM, I REALLY DON’T WANT TO WATCH MARATHON TV. WITH YOU I WANT TO DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE. WHAT DID YOU EVER DO WITH THAT BOOK THAT YOU WROTE? THEY REWORKED THAT OLD PMANUSCRIPT UPDATING IT ALONG WITH AN ACCOMPANYING MUSIC PLAYLIST AND NOT CONTENT TO SELF-PUBLISH. THEY LOOKED FOR A PUBLISHER. BACK AT ONE WAS PICKED UP AND NOW IT’S AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND IN BOOKSTOREWES LL, KATE THE MAIN CHARACTER. WIASER VY STRONG WOMAN. SHE’S MARRIED. SHE HAS A TODDLER. THIS HAS BEEN SOME FAMILIAR TO YOU. MEMORY, ALABAMA AND KYL IES A SINGLE VERY HANDSOME VERY SUCCESSFUL MOVIE STAR WHO LIVES IN HOLLYWOOD? AND IT’S IT’S A IT’S THEY SHOULD NEVEREA RLLY HAVE MET BUT IT’S DESTINY THAT THEY DO AND THEY BECOME GOOD FRIENDS LIFE OFTEN FORCES YOU TO CHANGE COURSE OR PUT OFF PURSUING A PASSION, BUT ANAYN SS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS NEVER GIVE UP. EVEN IF ONE PERSON ONLY ONE PERSON CAN RELATE TO IT AND BENEFIT FROM IT. THERE’S THE WIN THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE. EVEN IF IT TAKES MUCH LONGER

Women Breaking Barriers: Anne Glass, author of ‘Back To One’

WVTM 13 is highlighting some of Alabama’s women who broke barriers by choosing to challenge what was once considered normal.In this Project CommUNITY: Women Breaking Barriers, WVTM 13’s Carla Wade introduces you to Anne Glass, a Birmingham woman of many trades who used the downtime of the COVID-19 pandemic to finish a book she started writing 25 years ago. Learn more about Glass’s journey to completing her novel “Back To One” in the video above.Glass will be hosting a book signing Thursday, Nov. 11, at Giovanni’s in Sylacauga from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Her book “Back To One” is available to purchase here and at all major bookstores.MORE WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERSLilly Ann Brooks, UA student fighting disability striving to work at Disney Tricia Wallwork, CEO of Milo’s Tea Company Kayla Hardin, Wetumpka teacher and ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ winner

WVTM 13 is highlighting some of Alabama’s women who broke barriers by choosing to challenge what was once considered normal.

In this Project CommUNITY: Women Breaking Barriers, WVTM 13’s Carla Wade introduces you to Anne Glass, a Birmingham woman of many trades who used the downtime of the COVID-19 pandemic to finish a book she started writing 25 years ago.

Learn more about Glass’s journey to completing her novel “Back To One” in the video above.

Glass will be hosting a book signing Thursday, Nov. 11, at Giovanni’s in Sylacauga from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Her book “Back To One” is available to purchase here and at all major bookstores.

MORE WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS

Lilly Ann Brooks, UA student fighting disability striving to work at Disney

Tricia Wallwork, CEO of Milo’s Tea Company

Kayla Hardin, Wetumpka teacher and ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ winner

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