Christine Williams of Upper Marlboro recently announced the publication of her book, “Chrissy Doesn’t Like Her Hair.”
The self-published book is available through Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Chrissy-Doesnt-Like-Her-Hair/dp/057868814X.
How long have you been writing, and how did you get started?
I have been writing ever since I can remember. I remember writing long letters in middle school to my friends about my daily thoughts throughout the week. I remember writing papers throughout my academic journey and being so passionate about it. I also remember writing a lot in my journal as I became older. I always enjoyed writing. I started taking writing seriously in 2017 because I really wanted to get my thoughts out the world.
What inspires you to write?
I would say that my life experiences inspires me to write. I feel like I have so many things that individuals can relate to that I enjoy putting in a children’s book.
Do you consider writing to be a career?
I definitely consider writing to be a career. Its something that I am extremely am passionate about and love and I feel I could be successful in.
What kind of writing process do you use?
I relate my writing process to my life experiences. I feel like its so authentic and I really take my time to make sure I can perfect my story.
How did you publish your book?
I went the self publishing route, which was a lot of work, but I definitely would not have it any other way.
Who are some of your favorite authors and why? How much do you feel they influence your own writing?
I really love Robert Munsch. One of my favorite books is “Love you Forever.” That particular book is so meaningful to me and so heartfelt. It influences my writing because I want to create thought provoking meaningful books that will make you self reflect and spark up a conversation. Recently, I have been enjoying the llama llama series of books by Anna Dewdney. I really enjoyed hearing about her story and she will forever live in our hearts.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the second book in the Chrissy series. I’m so excited to share it with everyone. The character Chrissy has something important to share in this story.
What do you want readers to know about you?
I want readers to know that I am extremely passionate about writing and I hope that my first book will let children know that they beautiful the way that they were created and that representation is important. I also want readers to know that I love crabs and that I enjoy cherry vanilla ice cream.
Please include a brief description of your book.
Chrissy doesn’t like her tightly coiled hair. She always compares her hair to her mother, sister, teacher, and classmates. Chrissy feels frustrated and its not until she meets an amazing teacher, who shifts Chrissy’s mindset about her hair and reminds her that she is beautiful and unique, just the way she was created.
“Across the room, Samantha’s brown hair looks like a great wavy river flowing over her shoulders. I bet she can wear her hair in any style and look amazing. I wish I could have her hair too.”