Interview with Anita Charlot

Where did you grow up?
South Side of Chicago, IL
What were you like as a child? Your favorite toy, etc.?
I loved to read and listen to music. My favorite toy was my father’s briefcase. I LOVED playing the big executive with my very own assistant.
How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason or reasons for writing each book?
I started writing as a way to capture the thoughts I didn’t feel I could say out loud. I continued writing as a form of therapy, cleansing my heart of the feelings I didn’t want to share with others for fear of them not understanding. The reason I write now is to share real life experiences with others in hopes that it decreases their learning curve with respect to interpersonal relationships.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I set out every day to give people something to think about. Not just a typical affirmation but a thought provoking statement that would “push them beyond their comfort zone” and introduce/reintroduce them to their “authentic selves.”
What is your biggest fear?
Running out of time before I get to share all of the books that are in my spirit with the world. In other words…dying with my “music” still in me.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I would walk with people through their hearts, stopping at each instance of pain and helping them heal that particular event, one by one, until I had healed their hearts and soul with tons of unconditional love.
What authors do you like to read? What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?
Napoleon Hill, Harville Hendrix, PhD., Gary Chapman, Jerry and Esther Hicks, Sonia Choquette and Judith Orloff.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being 100% vulnerable to my readers. Sharing true life experiences and growth moments so that they recognize themselves and have a road map to follow – if you will.
What book do you wish you could have written?
The Shack, The Matrix
What are you working on next?
Creating a series of books for SAFI’s (Strong and Fiercely Independent Women) and the men that love them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working on developing new classes and certification programs as well as increasing enrollment for the online relationship school dedicated to the Strong and Fiercely Independent Woman;
If you were a super hero, what would your name be? What costume would you wear?
The Relationship Architect™; I would wear a very classy business suit with a tool belt full of books and tools to help people identify what they REALLY want in their relationships.
What’s the worst job you’ve had?
Working as a Certified Nurses Assistant at a nursing home.
Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
Iyanla Vanzant, Steven King, Napoleon Hill
Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Yes. Reading books is a great way to “get out of your own head” to teach you new ways to approaching any subject. Reading of other people’s experiences at times helps to shed light on your own.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing what I have in my spirit with others and hearing how those words have touched/changed someone’s life.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Always be true to yourself. Never settle for less than you need, want or deserve.
Any last thoughts for our readers?
Work every day to heal from the pain of your past so that you show up “Grown up” for your next relationship or you continue to grow in your current one.
Published 2014-03-18.
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Books by This Author

Healing the Heart and Soul With Unconditional Love...5 Minutes a Day
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
“Healing the Heart and Soul with Unconditional Love…5 Minutes a Day” uplifts the young and old with encouraging, thought-provoking perspectives on issues that we all face in our everyday encounters. If you could use a quick “pick me up” with substance…this is the book for you!!! This book can also be used as a workbook for healing your heart and soul with unconditional love.