Interview with Pia Lykke Bertelsen

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love innovation and creating, therefor every new day is a new product - a new experience. I writhe every day, because I can't stop. I have so much on my mind and just want to share. Waking up to a new morning, a new weather situation is essential for me. I start walking my dogs, and have the privilege to live near to the ocean and near to the forest. I walk to the beach every morning and breathe the fresh atoms from the see, all year around I take a quick dip in the ocean and feel how the seasons change. Every afternoon I walk to the forest and enjoy the whispers from the trees and the different smells - after how the whether have been. I love every new day because it means new creations, new ideas to deal with.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm the inventor of personal care products with colostrum, and I am always thinking in new developments. I care for my health and study some everyday and help people be the best version of them self by changing diet and do cleanses. It has never been more important than today to get knowledge of how the industry treat our food. It is a jungle and also very scary, therefor I have to use my voice and get into the battle everyday.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
It is often by coincidence and often when I surfe the internet for health informations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
In my early twenties I wrote poems, but of course I have written many stories during school but I can't remember.
What is your writing process?
It depends of the type of book I'm writing. Two of my books I have written with my friend and my first book I wrote in 14 days and in 3 languages. I didn't do anything else. Other times it is small parts I save and often discuss with my friend, and I keep coming back to what I wrote and change again and again.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"de 5" It was about a group of children who experienced lots of strange things - scary things. I just loved them.
How do you approach cover design?
Often by photos taken by a photographer.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love Paulo Coelho he bewitches me. I read a lot of alternative books about health - all very important. And of course "den gule kejser" - The yellow Emperor about internal Chinese medicine written more than 500 years before christ and translated and rewritten in danish by my friend Hugo Hørlych Karlsen.
What do you read for pleasure?
I always read for getting more knowledge and that is a pleasure.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Facebook
Describe your desk
I sit in my sofa with the computer in front of the chimney. My desk is for papers and is always full of stuff. I enjoy my living room where I have windows all the way around. And dogs can lay beside my when I work.
When did you first start writing?
When I was around 20 years
What's the story behind your latest book?
The one I'm working on is a cookbook for my clients I coach in healthy living.
What are you working on next?
Cookbooks and a all-round book for women, with recopies, food knowledge, stories from real life, and everything that is important to know for women about, sex, men, education, yoga, exercise, and lots more.
Published 2014-01-03.
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