Sunday, March 20, 2022

Author Interview - Anneke G.J. Adams


Dear Readers:

I want to introduce you to a very remarkable young woman whose courage and determination is unlike any other who I have met. Anneke G.J. Adams, is a six time cancer survivor with a heart of gold. In her new book, "How to Cancer 101" she shares her story and offers encouragement to those who either have been diagnosed with this horrible disease or for those living with someone who is. I love her wisdom and support. You don't want to miss reading this remarkable story. Order your copy today!

Anneke G. J. Adams

How to Cancer 101

Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.


Anneke Adams is a six-time cancer survivor and an inspiring Belgian/American author, motivational speaker, and health coach with a vision. After battling cancer for twenty years, she decided to dedicate her life to the service of brave men and women battling cancer, their caretakers, and family. Her diagnosis in 2019 led Anneke to found “How to Cancer 101,” a non-profit that raises funds through live storytelling performances, publishes a book, conducts support groups for patients, survivors, and caretakers. During her many battles of cancer, rape, and loss of a loved one, she never lost her positive attitude and smile. She has inspired so many people with her story, motivational posts and has touched many hearts. 

Anneke wants to be remembered as a fighter, a warrior, an inspiration to many, a motivation, and she wants to be the hope in your soul to keep fighting and to not allow anyone else to determine your own life expanse but yourself and God.  As a child growing up in Western Europe, she grew accustomed to eating the natural, non-preservative types of food that were only grass-fed, grown, and raised in Europe as a normality. A place where your bread must be thrown out after three to four days, as it is no longer edible. Where beef, chicken, or pork is not the size of two normal fists as opposed to one. A meal that was not pumped with steroids and preservatives as here at some places.  In middle school, she remembers sticking up for the one who was mentally challenged and would always be picked on by the bullies. What was little old her going to be able to do, but she stood her ground or something anyway. She must have ended up upside down in the trash can on the school’s playground almost every day for a year for opening her mouth, but they never picked on him again, so my mission was accomplished.  

Eleven years after moving to the United States from Belgium, Anneke was diagnosed with a Stage-3 breast cancer, hormone estrogen and progesterone receptor positive, which came in an aggressive kind. This was her toughest cancer, she was also diagnosed with her sixth cancer during battle number rive, which was a Stage-2 Melanoma on her foot.   More than 8.5 million women worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year, but the word ‘C’ is not something anyone expects to hear. 


What inspired you to author this book?

When people heard about my story, I was always told I am their inspiration or that I give them hope. So, those people inspired me to write my story and share it with the world.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

People are shocked when I tell them that I have been through cancer so many times, they say “You can’t tell”. We all have our own struggles in life, and we don’t know what others are going through. Some of us hide it well. So, you can’t judge a book by its cover.


Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

My best friend Jesse Castillo III.


Tell your readers about your book.


The Story Behind How to Cancer 101 Anneke GJ Adams, a Belgian-American woman, and the author of a book written for cancer awareness along with a foundation dedicated to the welfare of cancer survivors and caregivers. Both her book and her foundation are titled How to Cancer 101. She can proudly tell you that her book has just been completed and it is ready for publication, while her foundation is also getting stronger with her as she recovers each day from the most painful experience of her life.  When she was diagnosed with cancer for the 6th time, as oddly as it may sound, she felt suddenly that she had finally found her calling. Anneke realized that the purpose of her calling or this spiritual awakening if you will, was to help, support and guide cancer patients, sexual assault victims, and people who have lost their loved ones and their families.  Being a six times cancer survivor is not easy all, but she is proud that she was able to overcome all the physical and emotional pain, and she came back stronger and more determined with a purpose in life and an awakening of a lifetime. 



Who is your target audience, and why?

Cancer patients and anyone who is in need of motivation, hope, believe, or to know that they are not alone.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

My life story in general, 6 x cancer survivor, rape, losing my loved one, and still be able to live life to its fullest with a positive outlook.


How do you overcome writer’s block?

Since I wrote my own life story, I luckily did not get writer’s block.


What is next for you in your writing career?

My cookbook “How to Cook for Cancer.”