• Annie F. Downs is a New York Times best-selling author, public speaker, and podcast host
• She was born in Marietta, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia
• Her books include "Perfectly Unique: Love Yourself Completely, Just As You Are", “Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have”, “Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter”, “Remember God”, "That Sounds Fun", and "What Sounds Fun to You?”
• Her podcast, "That Sounds Fun", has been downloaded in over 200 countries
• She is currently single, has an estimated net worth of over $1 million, and is 42 years old

Annie F. Downs Wiki

Her newest book “Chase the Fun: 100 Days to Discover Fun Right Where You Are”, released on 2 August 2022, has already become one of the ‘must read’ novels. The New York Times best-selling author, Annie F. Downs, once again with her insightful writing helps her readers to identify what really matters in life.

She rose to prominence after releasing her books entitled “100 Days To Be Brave” and “Remember God”, and is today well-known as a public speaker, and as the host of her podcast “That Sounds Fun”.

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Early life, family, and education

Annie currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee USA, but was born on 7 July 1980, in Marietta, Georgia, where she spent her childhood. She hasn’t spoken much about her family, however, it’s known that she was raised in the Christian faith. She’s written about her parents in her blog, among other things sharing how close they are, and saying that her sisters, Sally and Tatum, are two of the most important people in her life.

Annie wrote about her father saying that when their family had hard times, he was the one who led them, trusted God, and prayed for them, so they made it through.

Annie played the French horn when in middle school, and then attended a local high school. Following her matriculation in 1998, she enrolled at the University of Georgia, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Education) in 2002.


Annie worked as an elementary school teacher, until in 2010 she moved to Nashville, and self-released her first book “Perfectly Unique: Love Yourself Completely, Just As You Are”, which was rejected by the publishers 47 times, before the publishing house Zondervan released it in September 2012.

Two years later, Annie launched her podcast, which has received nearly 25 million downloads in over 200 countries. Some of her guests have been Dave Barnes, Matthew West and Ainsley Britain, and recently she talked with Jodi Benson, a popular American actress who is perhaps known best for voicing the character of Ariel in Disney’s “Little Mermaid”.

Each of her guests hears Annie’s famous question ‘What sounds fun?’, and in one of her interviews, for gospelmusic.org, she said:

‘We undervalue and downplay fun and the place fun ought to have in our lives. We don’t prioritize the fun things; the simple things. Finding fun changes things. Fun is medicine for a sickness we all have. Searching for fun doesn’t mean you’re not responsible, and valuing fun doesn’t mean you’re not grown up!’, adding that it means that we realize that there is something we have lost, and we are set to go to find it again.

Annie’s podcast is mostly faith-oriented, and so are her books. In 2014, she released her second book “Let’s All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have”, and her third book “Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter” was published in 2016.

She had a big success with her 2018 book “Remember God”, and her New York Times bestseller debut was her book “That Sounds Fun”, which was published in 2021. In October of that same year, Annie released her debut children’s book, “What Sounds Fun to You?”.

Talking of her work as a public speaker, Annie travels across the US, and speaks to college students, young women, and adults. Her speeches are described as momentous but funny, and she uses her words to highlight the everyday goodness of a God. According to Annie, life is more fun if we follow the voice of God as best we can, and if we let Him take us on some adventures. Her advice is to never be sorry if you get on an adventure with God because you will be sorry more if you miss out.

Reading With Your Kids – What Sounds Fun To You?

Author, podcaster, speaker & loud laugher Annie F Downs is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #ChildrensBook What Sounds Fun To You? Annie tells us that no one can have fun like kids! But sometimes, even kids can use some help finding new fun. Annie's new book is filled with fun suggestions everyone will love.

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Presence on social media platforms

Although many people think that Annie is a pastor, the truth is that she is a public speaker and teaching pastor. She also uses her social media profiles to reach her fans.

Annie’s Instagram account has been followed by over 200,000 people, and she’s posted nearly 5,000 times, mostly related to her work.

Her official Facebook page has gained over 75,000 followers, who are updated almost daily about her life and work.

Annie established her Twitter account in June 2008, which has been followed by nearly 45,000 people, while she tweeted over 30,000 times.

Annie launched her eponymous YouTube channel on 17 March 2007, and it’s today subscribed to by over 12,500 people, while all of her videos combined have gained nearly 500,000 views.

Love life and husband

If you want to get to know Annie better, you should read her blog, on which she writes about her love life, saying that although she’s single, she’s hoping that one day she’ll meet Mr. Right.

As a public speaker, she often talks with high school girls and gives them dating advice, and how they should wisely choose to whom they are giving their love and their body.

Annie hasn’t spoken about her relationships, and hasn’t been seen publicly with any man (or woman) with whom she might be romantically linked. However, she shared that she’s had a few break-ups and that they weren’t fun, but the important thing is to be honest and tell the truth, according to Annie.

As of September 2022, Annie seems to be single. She hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

Age, appearance, and net worth

Annie’s age is 42. Her hair is brown, and she has blue eyes. Annie weighs around 165lbs (62kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-24-36.

If you wondered about her net worth, it has been estimated at over $1 million, most of the income she’s earned is thanks to her career as an author, and from public speaking.

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