Anna Lotto moved to LA soon after graduating college and worked as an unpaid intern for film companies, a highly acclaimed waitress, and a terrible assistant to TV literary agents for two years before she got hired as the writers’ assistant on the WB/CW show ONE TREE HILL. During her three years there, she wrote an original novel for the show, A HEART SO TRUE, which was published by Scholastic, as well as one episode, the fan-favorite cheerleading episode, ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES, in season three. She also sold her first pilot, the teen drama STRAYDOGS to TheN where it was quickly greenlit right before TheN folded as a network. Her half hour dramedy pilot QUEER PRESSURE, which was set up at TEENNICK (written with her writing partner Juliet) received an honorable mention in the 2015 WriteHer List.
She has also worked on dozens of reality and game shows which have appeared on every major television network. She was nominated for an EMMY for writing on the game show THE CHASE. She has fleetingly appeared on camera and stage doing comedy she has written. She has been a contributor to The Onion and wrote a mom blog called Google Raised My Baby. Her short stories have appeared in The Berkshire Review, The Women’s Times and WOW! Magazine.
Today, Anna continues to do freelance TV jobs from where she lives, in her hometown of Pittsfield, MA and occasionally in New York and LA. She has completed the first draft of a novel she will begin revising any day now. She enjoys most being home watching her garden and her kids grow. Anna holds US, UK and Canadian citizenships and likes to bring this up often, as well as the fact that she can still do “the worm” from her breakdancing days. For breakdancing tips or other requests, email her at email@example.com