Jonas Brinkley (J. Brinkley) is currently an independent author. Mr. Brinkley was born in Georgia and raised in Tift county by his mom. He began his writing passion as a young teen but didn’t start taking it seriously until he reached his early twenties. He shared his thoughts with close friends and relatives who became inspired by his writing style and unorthodox philosophies about life and love. They encouraged him to share his gift with the world.
Brinkley took the extra mile by enrolling and completing the following college courses:
Global University for (Ministry)
Theosophical University for (Theosophy)
Stratford Career Institute for ( Starting Your Own Business)
Stratford Career Institute for (Creative Writing)
Stratford Career Institute for (Entrepreneurship & Psychology/Social Work)
After excelling in these courses he set more goals for himself to accomplish. On July 30th, 2017 (Voice Of My Ancestors) known as Voma Publications LLC was formed by Jonas Brinkley who writes under the pseudonym, J. Brinkley.
Voma Publication’s mission is to publish quality material that’s thought to provoke. Voma Publication would also like to contribute to the youth who live in dysfunctional homes by offering them mentors and financial resources to become young entrepreneurs. We strongly believe that the youth is our future. Therefore, They want to lessen the chances of the youth from entering into the judicial system. Author J. Brinkley strongly believes that the youth need love and support.
BPM: What made you want to become a writer? How long have you been writing?
JB: I fell in love with the art and the freedom of expression. I have been writing since I was a teen but I didn’t get serious about writing until 2015.
BPM: How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
JB: There’s so much to learn in the literary world. I am constantly learning new things on how to master my craft as a storyteller. I am a work in progress.
BPM: Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
JB: Writing has been an escape route from the world and it has allowed me to talk about things I like and dislike about the people in the world. The process has been therapeutic.
BPM: How has writing impacted your life?
JB: Since I’ve been writing it has allowed me to step outside of my own confront zone to analyze other people and circumstances. It has taught me to not be so quick to judge people because we never know what people had to go through to get to where they are.
BPM: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
JB: That I was capable of telling a story that people can relate to. I also discovered that I could do anything I put my mind to.
BPM: How do you find or make time to write? Are you a plotter or a pantster?
JB: I usually just sit down and write. I don’t have a busy schedule like some people. However, I have been learning other things such as marketing. As far as being a plotter or panster, I would say I am both, but I have come to realize the importance of prioritizing. Successful people win because of their consistency and because if their ability to prioritize.
BPM: How did you choose the genre you write in? Have you considered writing in another genre?
JB: I can relate to the urban lifestyle. In fact, I come from this background. This is what made me choose the genre of African American Interest or Urban Fiction and Urban Romance. Yes, I have thought about writing in another genre. I wouldn’t mind trying paranormal romance.
BPM: Tell us about your most recent work. Available on Nook and Kindle?
JB: Revenge was about two teens that had strong feelings for each other. Like most young adults, the had a child. Brooklyn thought that would bring them closer but it didn’t. Brooklyn endured a lot from Tyrell out of love. However, everything has an end. Brooklyn had reached her peak of verbal and physical abuse. She wanted revenge. (Available on amazon kindle)
BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters or the speakers. What makes each one so special?
JB: Brooklyn was young, gorgeous and smart. She was also vulnerable and gullible to love. This is the characteristic of most young people who are learning about love. Brooklyn came from a good family. Tyrell, on the other hand, was fairly handsome and a smooth talker but his priorities were messed up. He was smart but he was addicted to the fast life. This was Tyrell’s downfall. They came from different backgrounds.
BPM: What was your hardest scene to write, the opening or the close?
JB: I would say the closing. There will be a part 2.
BPM: Share one specific point in your book that resonated with your present situation or journey.
JB: Choosing the streets over my woman at home.
BPM: Is there a specific place/space/state that you find inspiration in?
JB: My thoughts flow when I listen to soft jazz music or nature music (raindrops). I get my inspiration from life in general.
BPM: Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
JB: I have considered it but I haven’t made a final decision on which route I want to take.
BPM: Do you want each book to stand on its own or do you prefer to write a series?
JB: I started writing standalone books but people are more into series. (This is my personal opinion). Therefore, I am going back to the single books and creating part two.
BPM: Does writing energize you?
JB: Most definitely.
BPM: Do you believe in writer’s block?
JB: I’ve heard about them but I have never had that experience. I have taken a day or two to look at the many ways I can express a certain idea. I wouldn’t categorize that as having a writer’s block.
BPM: Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?
JB: Everything is on the table at the moment. I might have a change of heart somewhere down the line.
BPM: Have you written any other books that are not published?
BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?
JB: I don’t want to give up to much info but I will say that it is a romantic suspense/crime novel.
BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Purchase Afraid To Love You by J. Brinkley
Genre: Women Fiction, Urban Fiction
J. Brinkley website: www.vomapublications.com
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