Book of the Week “Treating Diverse Pigmentation”
What inspired you to write this book?
I was actually contacted by the publisher via LinkedIn. The concept resonated with me because my goal is to always uplift my industry, always focusing on multi-ethnic approaches to skincare.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Well, I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 10. So, I would tell myself that being neuro-diverse doesn’t minimize the validity of my voice or my perspective.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Working with my publisher gave me the template. So, when it came to self-publishing my workbooks, I knew I had to hire a graphic designer and proofreader.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I am more of a technical writer. Since I’ve been in the beauty industry for decades, I’m recognized as a subject matter expert. Although I’m able to write from experience, I rely on my colleagues and Google Scholar to add depth and fact check my theories.
How many hours a day do you write?
That varies based on the project. I am not currently working on another manuscript. To be honest, my process usually involves procrastinating all morning. Then, doing what I call “banging my head on the computer” until I can’t keep my eyes open any longer.
What is your favorite childhood book?
My favorite book was The Sneeches by Dr. Suess but my favorite stories were the ones my mother made up for me, seemingly, on the fly at bedtime.