BaltimoreSun.com: Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator

CalvertExcerpt:

“Fuqua is color-blind and can’t distinguish between red and green. So he became a children’s book artist who in one illustration might use seven different shades of red and 13 minute variations of green.

He’s dyslexic, which means his brain jumbles the order in which he sees letters on a page, making it as difficult to discern meanings as if the words were written in Cyrillic.

So he chose a career that consists of nothing but arranging letters in their proper order. His 16th work of fiction, a Gothic thriller for teens, will be published in March.”
Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-dyslexic-author-fuqua-20130818,0,4370284.story#ixzz2dqwmitVv