AUTHOR INTERVIEW 68 – Anouk Beale


Anouk Beale

Age 41

Ireland

What expertise does she have to write, especially about how to boost your health immune system? Experience is her expertise. when she was diagnosed with two incurable auto immune illnesses (secondary progressive MS and antihospholipid syndrome.) She wanted to live her life in the nicest possible way. To know what to do I did lots of research. Of the research she kept notes as well as how she experienced the suggestion. made in this book. Spoken about are; the body,  the mind, the benefits of happiness and how to get it, quality sleep, health benefits of common foods, Creating natural endorphins,  Neurogenesis, open-mindedness, and how to create achievable goals. She continued writing fiction.
As far as she remembers she loved reading and getting lost in a story. In her stories she tries to create the same possible escapism for the reader.
Anouk was born in 1979 and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She grew up with her older brother. When she wasn’t even 10 she told her parents that when she was big she would move abroad. She now lives in Ireland. She seeks to create wonder in the reader if what is written in the story is possible.



In Your Body Your Way how to adjust your daily activities to boost your immune system. This based both on research and personal experience. I am not only talking about exercise. Most of the suggestions are the activities you do everyday unconsciously. In your body your way there are simple to follow suggestions on how to boost your health. Daily activities that you do unconsciously that you can adjust to improve your health. With the suggestions the experience is described when they were applied by someone with two autoimmune illnesses With scientific research, trial and error health was improved especially for MS . How to handle anxiety when you get unexpected difficult news, like getting the diagnosis of an incurable illness or a pandemic. Change your lifestyle to improve your health. Some health benefits described. The health benefits of happiness for your health. Dealing with difficult news. Lifestyle changes for better health. Health benefits of common foods in your diet. The power of your mind is spoken about and what it can do for you.

Romelia: WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN ABOUT WRITING?

Anouk Beale: The funny thing is that I wrote this book based on what I did to improve my health.

Romelia: HOW MANY HOURS A DAY DO YOU WRITE?

Anouk Beale: I come up with ideas throughout the day even in dreams.

Romelia: WHEN YOU ARE WRITING AN EMOTIONAL OR DIFFICULT SCENE, HOW DO SET THE MOOD?

Anouk Beale: I try to feel myself how the character would feel.

Romelia: WHOM DO YOU TRUST FOR OBJECTIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF YOUR WORK?

Anouk Beale: Either my husband or a writer friend in America.

Romelia: HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE SUBJECT OR THEME OF YOUR BOOK?

Anouk Beale: I did research to improve my own health.

Romelia: WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WRITE IN YOUR PARTICULAR FIELD OR GENRE? IF YOU WRITE MORE THAN ONE, HOW DO YOU BALANCE THEM?

Anouk Beale: I made notes on the research I did to improve my health. I thought that the information I found could help others, I then combined the notes into a book.

Romelia: WHAT CULTURAL VALUE DO YOU SEE IN WRITING?

Anouk Beale: I think if your open to picking up any new information, yes there is a lot of cultural value in writing.

Romelia: HOW DOES YOUR BOOK RELATE TO YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE OR OTHER LIFE PATH?

Anouk Beale: It helped me to be where I am today.

Romelia: WHAT WERE YOUR GOALS AND INTENTIONS IN THIS BOOK, AND HOW WELL DO YOU FEEL YOU ACHIEVED THEM?

Anouk Beale: My primary goal was to improve my own health, I share my achievements for it to help others.

Romelia: CAN YOU SHARE SOME STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE YOU MET WHILE RESEARCHING THIS BOOK?

Anouk Beale: Being in a wheelchair and not being able to go out I done all my research online at home. In books I read they often spoke  about what to do but never about how their lives while they done it.

Romelia: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES THAT YOU USED WHILE RESEARCHING THIS BOOK?

Anouk Beale: Mostly websites and some books.

Romelia: WHAT DO YOU THINK MOST CHARACTERIZES YOUR WRITING?

Anouk Beale: Easy, simple and fun was to improve your health.

Romelia: WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART OF WRITING THIS BOOK?

Anouk Beale: Editing it.

Romelia: ARE THERE VOCABULARY WORDS OR CONCEPTS IN YOUR BOOK THAT MAY BE NEW TO READERS? DEFINE SOME OF THOSE.

Anouk Beale: I tried to use simple words that are easy to understand.

Romelia: ARE THERE UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS OR IDEAS FEATURED IN YOUR BOOK? IF SO, DISCUSS THEM.

Anouk Beale: There are maybe some not known ideas in there like how music can improve your health.

Romelia: ARE THERE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT YOUR BOOK? IF SO, EXPLAIN.

Anouk Beale: I don’t think so. It is filled with simple cost effective ways to improve your health.

Romelia: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUBJETC/GENRE, THAT THEY NEED TO KNOW?

Anouk Beale: Exercise and food are big things to improve your health but there are other actions as well.

Romelia: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Anouk Beale: Improving a person’s health and lifestyle.

Romelia: HOW DID YOU GET TO BE WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR LIFE TODAY?

Anouk Beale: Perseverance, resilience and love for life.

Romelia: WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS THAT YOU FEEL WERE INFLUENTIAL IN YOUR WORK? WHAT IMPACT HAVE THEY HAD ON YOUR WRITING?

Anouk Beale: I don’t have one author I like. When I was still able to read, I read a wide variety of stories.

Romelia: WHAT DID YOU FIND MOST USEFUL IN LEARNING TO WRITE? WHAT WAS LEAST USEFUL OR MOST DESTRUCTIVE?

Anouk Beale: I found it most useful to learn about thesaurus and to search for words with the same meaning and fit better in the written scene.

Romelia: ARE YOU A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME WRITER? HOW DOES THAT AFFECT YOUR WRITING?

Anouk Beale: I am a full-time writer, providing me with the time to focus solely on everything to do with writing.

Romelia: WHAT ARE SOME DAY JOBS THAT YOU HAVE HELD? IF ANY OF THEM IMPACTED YOUR WRITING, SHARE AN EXAMPLE.

Anouk Beale: Due to bad health I could no longer work.

Romelia: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT EBOOKS VS PRINT BOOKS AND ALTERNATIVE VS CONVENTIONAL PUBLISHING?

Anouk Beale: I think ebooks are the current hype to be taken over by audiobooks. I think print books will be around for ever. What I learned is that a lot of the promotion are done by the author whether you self publish or not. It is difficult to get accepted by a conventional publisher.

Romelia: WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE FUTURE OF READING/WRITING?

Anouk Beale: I love writing, it gives me energy and I will keep doing it for myself.

Romelia: WHAT MAKES YOUR BOOK STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

Anouk Beale: It is filled with not so common ways to improve your health.

Romelia: DO YOU WRITE MORE BY LOGIC OR INTUITION, OR SOME COMBINATION OF THE TWO? SUMMARIZE YOUR WRITING PROCESS.

Anouk Beale: This book was written with a bit of both.

Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE IN THE WRITING COMMUNITY?

Anouk Beale: Right no I try to be supportive of other writers.

Romelia: WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE PRESENT? WHAT DO YOUR PLANS FOR FUTURE PROJECTS INCLUDE?

Anouk Beale: I have planned on publishing the first book in a historical fictional series. I wrote another children’s chapter book that I need to promote, Getting big.

Romelia: describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.

Anouk Beale: I am a cheerful person that majority of time looks at the glass being half full. I was diagnosed with two incurable auto immune illnesses at 22. I had three miscarriages before giving birth to two healthy children, I lost my ability to walk and I am losing my eyesight. I still love life and everything in it.

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