About Anne Anderson:
W. Andranette Anderson, affectionately known as "Anne"was an educator for over 15 years. She received her Doctorate in higher education, a Masters in secondary education, and her Bachelors of Science in chemistry. After teaching chemistry, college algebra, physics, and various other science courses she became a director, a math curriculum coordinator, and her last job was an assistant principal at a high
school in a small rural community. She has received numerous awards which includes: Arkansas Education Association Human & Civil Rights Educator Award, National Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence, Arkansas Education Association Newsletter Award, Regional Finalist for the 2008 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, and the Who's Who Among America's Teachers to name a few. She enjoys playing the piano, singing, exercising, and she has a great appreciation for life.
What inspires you to write?
As a breast cancer survivor, it was essential for me that I let other individuals that are presently going through breast cancer or caregivers of those that are going through cancer know that you are not alone and that you can make it through this "test".
Tell us about your writing process.
I believe that keeping a journal while going through a dire illness or "test" is essential in helping an individual to reflect, learn from the situation, and most of all heal. My book is actually my journal that I kept daily while I was going through breast cancer and it includes how I became a caregiver for my elderly parents.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My journal afforded me the opportunity to actually write down my feelings about how I felt about the "metamorphosis" of my body and how chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and reconstructive surgery actually affected me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just do it. Don't think too long about writing your book or you may "think" yourself out of doing it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish my book because I really wanted to get my message out there as quickly as possible.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that book publishing has a promising future because most people want to actually touch the book instead of reading it on a computer or some other type of technology.
What genres do you write?: Non-Fiction/Women's Issues, Health/Fitness, Inspirational
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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