W. Andranette “Anne” Anderson 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, algebra 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 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?
My diagnosis of Stage 3 Infiltrating Ductile Carcinoma (Breast Cancer) inspired me to write my book. I wanted others who are going through a serious illness to know that you can turn a negative situation into a positive one. Moreover, you are a role model for others.
Tell us about your writing process.
This book came to life because I took pictures of the various changes that my body went through while taking chemotherapy treatments, surgeries, and radiation treatments. Moreover, I decided to volunteer at a chemotherapy lab and share my journal with patients after I was diagnosed to be cancer-free in December 2014.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Jodi Piccoult and Jim Stovall. I have read several books by Jodi Piccoult but one of my favorites is "The Pact". I also thoroughly enjoyed "Wisdom for Winners" by Jim Stovall.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After listening to my friends and the people that was in the chemotherapy lab, I decided to self-publish this book to inspire others
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that regardless of e-books, Kindles, and other technologies that may become available in the future people will always want an actual book with pages that they can read.
What genres do you write?
Memoir/Non-Fiction/Inspirational/Cancer/Health & Fitness
What formats are your books in?
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