Currently an independent author, Jonas Brinkley was born in Georgia and was raised by his mother in Tift County. His writing talent manifested from his teen years and by the encouragement from his relatives and friends, he developed it by taking the relevant college courses that honed not only his writing skills but also knowledge on various fields like theosophy and business. He founded (Voice of My Ancestors) Voma Publications LLC. J. Brinkley’s unconventional philosophies about life and love are a gift that ought to be shared with the world via writing.
KG: What is your favorite genre? Why?
JB: Urban Fiction, African American Romance, Suspense and True crime. I can relate to these genres better.
KG: When did you decide to write professionally?
JB: I started writing my first book in 2014 but I didn’t publish it until 2015 by signing with a small publishing company. After my three book contract was over, I decided to self-publish.
KG: What is one word to best describe your writing style?
KG: Describe your writing life.
JB: Lately, I’ve made it my business to get up before 8:00 a.m. and start my writing until 12:00 p.m. I’ve realized that consistency is the key to success.
KG: What is your greatest literary accomplishment?
JB: I’ve published nine books and was nominated for the 2019 AAMBC URBAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD.
KG: What advice would you give an aspiring author?
JB: Get serious about your craft. Invest in your work. (get a good editor, cover designer, promote it on all social media platforms and promote offline)
KG: Who is the target audience for readers of your work?
JB: African American women between 25 to 55.
KG: Tell me about your latest release and what made you write it.
JB: O’shay & Sanaa ( An Urban Romance) This book is based on a true story. I know the two couples who went through this horrific experience. However, I decided to write about it because I want people to be aware of their significant other or spouse. We as people seem to either grow apart as time pass or grow together. I’ve seen more of growing apart than anything. It made me ask myself the question, what is love? It is important to know what your significant other definition of love is. What his or her goals are? There should be other connections or commonalities between the two than just sex. Unconditional love is rare nowadays. People love with conditions. The subject matter is multi leveled. At the end of the day day, we must learn who we are dealing with. Action does speak louder than words.
KG: What are some of the current projects that you are working on besides being an author?
JB: I am working on a youth curriculum. It is our obligation to make sure that our youth are protected, educated and have knowledge about self.
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