3. What was the first book you loved reading? Why?:
Probably Oliver Twist.
4. When did you first think about writing your first book? Why?:
Since elementary school after moving to the US. Not sure why. One assignment was to write our autobiography maybe in 3rd or 4th grade.
5. What was the greatest obstacle you've encountered when you were writing your book? What made you overcome it?:
Self-publishing. Overcame it because I knew that if I didn't, I'd never publish anything.
6. What pieces of advice can you give aspiring authors? What worked for you?:
Quiet the world, and write from your heart.
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7. Who are the authors or what are the books that had the greatest influence in your own writing? Why?:
Love Pearl S. Buck and Jared Diamond. Inspired by Walter Isaacson's biographies.
About the Author:
Born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, with a fondness for both breaking things to see how they work, Lawrence is an insurance broker, a beaded jewelry artist and working towards building a money management firm by 2030.
Her favorite artists include Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Alexander Calder, Johannes Vermeer, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Connect with her at lawrencejeanlouis.com, on Goodreads, Amazon, or Twitter.
She is the author of Drunken Philosophy, Poop! Random Words, Musings and Insight, Color Your Word! A Creativity Outlet for Nerdy Adults, and That's Just My Baby Daddy! 12 Men Who've Contributed Greatly to Society.
8. What are your current or future writing plans? What can readers further expect from you?:
Don't Cry for Me, Alexandria. Some novels, one about a black cowboy in a steampunk setting of Kissimmee, FL.
Awards, reviews, press releases, and other relevant information:
Titles of All Books:
Drunken Philosophy, Poop! Random Words, Musings and Insight, Color Your Word! A Creativity Outlet for Nerdy Adults, That's Just My Baby Daddy! 12 Men Who've Contributed Greatly to Society, She Sells Seashells by the Seashore: Biographies of 12 Entrepreneurial Women.
1. Did you love reading books when you were little? Why or why not?:
Yes, because it allowed you to go on an adventure.
2. At what age did you start reading books? What were your best memories of that time?:
Maybe 5. My best memories were of going to the library to read Goosebumps (a few years later), and the create your own adventure books.