HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal was the winner in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition, category of the 2018 IndieReader Discovery Awards, where undiscovered talent meets people with the power to make a difference.
Following find an interview with author Gustavo Gomez.
What is the name of the book and when was it published?
HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal published July 20th, 2017.
What’s the book’s first line?
The objective of this book is to provide a sound, educational foundation for the reader who might be experiencing some degree of alopecia or is simply curious about discovering the various solutions available to treat hair loss.
What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.
Hair Loss affliction is a stressful experience for both men and women. However, although it is important for both genders, it is substantially more distressing for women. Living with hair loss can be a stressful and difficult experience to endure, especially in cultures that view hair as a sign of youthful vitality and good health. This book addresses everything that is pertinent to the understanding of hair loss (alopecia) and what can or cannot be done to restore or reverse the affliction.
What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?
My interest in the causes of hair loss-related issues surfaced thirty-five years ago when I began to experience some hair thinning. Retaining my hair was very important to me; therefore, to prevent the problem from advancing beyond control I decided to educate myself on this topic.This educational journey was the catalyst for the creation of HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal.
What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?
This is a deeply researched book that extensively addresses the important topic of hair loss related issues. It is a compendium of everything that is pertinent to understand about what can be done to restore and/or prevent hair loss. I believe that this is the only book that is required to fully understand the topic of hair loss and acquired the necessary knowledge to make sound and informed decisions.
When did you first decide to become an author?
In 1983 I decided I wanted to write a book and in 1986 I traditionally published my first book.
Is this the first you’ve written?
No, to-date I’ve written four books and I’m currently working on my fifth.
What do you do for work when you’re not writing?
I’ve been a hospital administrator and a business owner. Currently, I am a semi-retired real estate investor.
How much time do you generally spend on your writing?
When I have a project, I tried to write three to four hours everyday. However, sometimes I get hyper active, and I might have seven to eight-hour days.
What’s the best and the hardest part of being an indie?
The best part of been an indie is independence and the hardest part is promotion and getting reviews.
What’s a great piece of advice that you can share with fellow indie authors?
The goal of life should be to die with your memories not your dreams. It’s a Buddhist proverb.
Would you go traditional if a publisher came calling?
I’ve been published traditionally before, I’m not interested in pursuing that. I enjoy the freedom of succeeding or failing on my own. I also enjoy the entire creative process.
Is there something in particular that motivates you?
The freedom to do whatever I want when ever I want. It took me 30 years to achieve that.
Which writer, living or dead, do you most admire?
I enjoy Daniel Silva.
Which book do you wish you could have written?
I already wrote that book, Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream.