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Sitting Down With Emerald Wilson-Bey

Updated on July 12, 2019
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When the 5"6, CEO, entered the conference room I rented for us to conduct the interview, I was feeling slightly nervous to be around such a powerhouse of superiority, right up until she stuck her hand out to shake mine and said hello to me. A warm smile and warm personality, quickly shined through. I was witnessing the Emerald Wilson-Bey, that most people don't see or wouldn't imagine was there. Very beautiful in person, than any photographer could ever afford the amount of justice, and equally friendly and down-to-earth, easily one of the girls, in a room full of women. As I got my questions together and set up refreshments, I watched as she checked some emails and received a FaceTime from one of her children. Atlas, we were underway.

I noticed that you stay very busy, every year, you seem to have something cooking on the stove, and I know you are actively involved in many industries, but I noticed that recently you have put one of those hats to the forefront, and that's your title as Author, can you tell me a little about that?

Yes! I have decided as of January 2019, to focus my current career, towards my writing.

And what was behind that? I know with your first book, "My Nights With The Shah", it was a "Hollywood Tell-All", so to say, and was pretty much, driven by the relationship you had with Bravo TV reality star, Mike Shouhed. Which was incredibly courageous of you, in my opinion, I happen to own that book, which I bought today for you to sign for me after this interview, if you would be so kind. (She signed it! See photo below!) What was the drive behind this recent decision to start writing again?

Well, what people don't know, is when I was a child, I always wanted to be an author, that was actually my career goal for my whole life, however, like many of us, once we become adults, that can change and you find yourself in other career paths, so I feel blessed that I get to go back to it, so you can expect some great books to come!

Which brings us to your new book, "The Perfect Cushion: Based On Real Events", which seems to be a wonderful book from all the reviews and the marketing that I've seen so far, tell me a little bit about that?

It all started five years ago, I was on vacation in Dallas, Texas and I met someone who told me a story that changed my life forever. And we stayed in contact all this time, and as the years went by, I was told more and more about this story, finally allowing me to write about it.

Now, the synopsis of this book combined with the books trailer that you have available on the books website,, seems rather mysterious in a lot of ways, it appears to be some issue with interracial dating going on, there's a portion of police yellow tape shown, which seems to indicate a crime that has happened, and then I saw the books, table of contents, which is also available on the website, there's two chapters that jumped out right away, "HIV" and "Cushionaires", I'm counting every second for this books release now, I've preordered, my friends have preordered, what can you tell me, right now, some spoiler please?

(We laughed a lot right here!)

Nothing! I think you just said a lot, but it's already out there, so, it's okay. But I will say, it's a great book, it tells an amazing true story and it's available July 13th!

Fantastic! Thank you so much for today and I wish you all the best! I honestly cannot wait to read this book and more in the future.

Thank you for having me!

"The Perfect Cushion: Based On Real Events" is available on eBook & paperback everywhere on July 13th!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Maureen Curtis


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