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