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Author Spotlight ft. J Brinkley

Where did you get your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc come from?

JB: I started writing poetry when I was a teen to get the thoughts out that I couldn't verbalize. I let a few people check out my poetry and they liked it. They also encouraged me to take up a creative writing course to write stories and I did but I didn't take it seriously until my mid 20's. I released my first book in 2015 (Tears of Evidence).

Any author(s) that you feel influenced your writing?

JB: Eric Jerome Dickey, Omar Tyree, James Patterson, Dean Koontz, etc.

What inspires you?

JB: The fear of failing. The stigma of being good for nothing. My mother and my future. I want to be that positive example for my kids when I do have some.

What are your top 3 favorite books of all time?

JB: Wow! Now, this is a hard question because there are so many great books out there.

Spirituality Before Religions by Professor Kaba Hiawatha Kamene

Blueprint for Black Power by Amos N. Wilson

New dimensions in African History by Dr. John Henrik Clark.

How do you research for your books?

JB: I use google, my knowledge or if I am uncertain about something I'll ask someone I know in that area or who I think is capable of giving me accurate information.

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

JB: I write a chapter or two a day. This allows me to do other things for that day once done writing.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

JB: Always believe in his dreams and trust the process to manifest that dream into reality.

Which one of your books is your favorite?

JB: I love them all. Each book has a part of me in it. Every story is unique within itself. However, if I had to pick I would probably say block gang massacre and murder by numbers.

What are you working on now?

JB: I'm working on a few new projects but I am not sure about when I will release them.

Where can readers find out more about you & your work?

JB: Here is my website

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