Anne is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. She is also a movement therapist and patient advocate specializing in spine and alternative medicine.
Anne approaches her work as a mix of the holistic with the useful parts of conventional medicine. Her primary goal is to empower the health consumer on matters of the moving body.
Anne is the Back and Neck Pain Expert on About.com. Her insights and comments have been quoted in the media by Conde Nate’s Easy Living magazine (U.K.), Wiley Publications, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel online and more. She is also a consumer reviewer for the Cochrane Back Group, a global non-profit committed to finding and reporting the actual facts about spine treatments to non-medical people.
What inspires you to write?
I do a lot of writing for my paying gig, so sadly, have been doing less creative work in recent years. However, I do write my own (and adapt public domain) stories for performance purposes. These stories are Health Edutainment – where my mission is to provide evidence based health information while making people laugh and cry at the same time. I’ve been told my performances are a hoot!
Tell us about your writing process.
Definitely a pantser. I am now trying to develop more of an outline habit (as I believe one should be versatile…) I currently use Evernote and Scrivener. Once I took the time to really learn these they became invaluable tools. With this said, when I wrote my book I used plain ‘ole MS Word. I’m sure I would have finished more quickly and with more hair follicles intact had I been into Evernote and Scriverner at the time.
Who are your favorite authors?
I think Virgil was an awesome poet and I love Shakespeare’s plots, characters, interactions and use of words. Genius!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
In my opinion, I had a decent chance at getting a publisher. I had been approached by one and also had some contacts. But when I compared how much I’d make per book with each strategy, the choice was no-brainer in favor of self-publishing. Another plus to self-publishing is that I am free to present my work and my message how saw fit, which is important to me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Digital, definitely digital!
What genres do you write?
Self-help, How-to, plays and monologues
What formats are your books in?