It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to Lawrence Jean-Louis, author of 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, and She Sells Seashells by the Seashore: Biographies of 12 Entrepreneurial Women.
About Lawrence Jean-Louis:
Born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, with a fondness for both breaking things to see how they work, Lawrence is a founder, a maker, 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.
Along what is now part of the Jurassic Coast, there lived a girl named Mary Anning who inspired not only the title of this book, but the tongue twister of the same name. She was born in 1799, and grew up collecting fossil specimen along with her father and older brother. Mary Anning would be credited with the discovery of the first complete ichthyosaur fossil and the first pterodactyl found in Britain.
In She Sells Seashells by the Seashore: Biographies of 12 Entrepreneurial Women, the second installment in the Notable People in History series, you’ll not only learn more about her life… but also the lives of Annie Turnbo Pope Malone, one of the first black women millionaires; Madam C.J Walker who started as a sales agent of Malone’s Poro haircare brand and would go to build a beauty empire; Olive Ann Beech, the first woman to receive the National Aeronautic Association’s Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy for her contributions to the aviation industry. There’s Josephine Baker, Amelia Simmons, Frida Kahlo, Lorraine Hansberry, Hetty Green, considered the single biggest financier in the world among 19th century tycoons such as Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan, John D. Rockefeller. You’ll meet Maggie Walker, Mahalia Jackson, and Helena Rubinstein.
While That’s Just My Baby Daddy! 12 Men Who’ve Contributed Greatly to Society, celebrated on the lives of Archimedes, Galileo Galilei, Albert Einstein, Ctesibius, Heron of Alexandria, Stefan Banic, Chiune Sugihara, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett… She Sells Seashells by the Seashore: Biographies of 12 Entrepreneurial Women pays its respects to 12 inspiring women.