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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… J. Brinkley, author of “Revenge: a novel”

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J. Brinkley, author of Revenge: a novel
Voma Publications

Baltimore College student Brooklyn Taylor finds herself falling in love with a classmate who loves the streets more than anything else. She begs Tyrell to change his lifestyle. The more she pleads, the more distant he becomes.

Brooklyn is elated when she discovers she is pregnant, but celebration soon turns into devastation when she finds out Tyrell is on his way to prison. Brooklyn begins to question her love for and her future with him. When she makes the decision to stand by him no matter what her friends and family think of him, she prays endlessly to God that he will change his ways.

Brooklyn gives birth to their daughter and has two jobs to earn money while Tyrell is serving time. Upon his release from prison, he learns about her new job and becomes abusive. A physical altercation lands Brooklyn in the hospital – internal wounds fuel a deep-seated resentment towards Tyrell. As she lies in the hospital bed getting health back, her deep emotional scars remain. All she can think of is sweet revenge…

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Revenge?

J. Brinkley: I started writing when I was fourteen. I use to write letters and poetry to express how I felt about life and people. I would let people read what I wrote, and they would be blown away by how articulate I was. As I grew older, I decided to write about my life story, Tears of Evidence, which was my very first published book. I enjoyed the feedback and decided to continue writing. I love the freedom to be able to create another world within a world. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… J. Brinkley, author of “Revenge: a novel”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Gypsy eyes… W. C. Filmore, author of “Gypsy Eyes… Gypsy Blood”

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W. C. Filmore, author of Gypsy Eyes… Gypsy Blood
(Esquire Publications)

Laura Kendall, a two-time Olympic archery gold medalist, plies her archery skills for the Maxwell Traveling Gypsy Circus, even with all of the strangeness that comes along with such a traveling show. Laura and her son, Jason, have enjoyed their three years among the gypsies, but the itch of international competition beckons Laura.

When the circus sets up the tents at the sleepy coastal town of Fort Myers, FL, an animal attack grabs the attention of Karen Walker, Animal Control Officer for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. After investigating the close-knit gypsies, Karen’s suspicions fall on the side-show freak Jimmy the Dog-Boy and his mysterious uncle, Russ.

With a hurricane barreling down on Fort Myers, Laura and Karen must pull together to stop a dormant evil from destroying everything. To make matters even more complication, Laura and Karen are at odds over the affections of Deputy Arron Todd.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Gypsy Eyes… Gypsy Blood?

W. C. Filmore: I have always been into the arts in one manner or another since I was little. I had the same multimedia diet that most young men had: movies, sci-fi novels, graphic comic books and a whole lot of music. Except, I always acted out on my pop culture desires and tried with blind abandonment to make my own. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Gypsy eyes… W. C. Filmore, author of “Gypsy Eyes… Gypsy Blood”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD, author of “Walk in Bethel”

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Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD, author of Walk in Bethel

Walk in Bethel is a historical family saga spanning five generations. This award-winning debut novel describes the gripping events and solemn secrets that bind three families to each other in the Deep South, 30 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Walk in Bethel?

Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD: I am from Indianola, Mississippi, hometown of Blues legend B.B. King. Walk in Bethel is set in the Mississippi Delta in a real plantation town. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD, author of “Walk in Bethel”