For my very first interview for 2014, please welcome Brenda Perlin.
Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author. Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Her latest book in the Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment.
Ever since Brenda was a child, she has been fascinated with writing. She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume. This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing. Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins.
“There is really no creative process, I just write,” – Brenda Perlin
Shattered Reality (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book One) was published with Master Koda Select Publishing. Within a short time, the book developed a strong fan base and is continuing to grow as it both entertains its readers and leaves them in a state of profound reflection. In the near future, Brenda would like to have Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles expanded into a trilogy in order to tell the untold stories of her characters.
Book Titled: Burnt Promises (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles: Book Two)
The main character, Brooklyn must learn many valuable lessons about herself, not without making many costly mistakes along the way. Now that she has found what she considered, her “soul-mate” in Bo, she would have to continue to defend herself against even her closest of friends, family members, and Bo’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Ruth.
This first person account chronicles the inexhaustible struggles she faces with the man that she loves. Brooklyn must learn a thing or two about patience as Bo’s divorce settlement seems to be never ending. Throughout her journey, Brooklyn shares some of Ruth’s intimate emails to Bo and gives you a good look into the mind of a woman scorned.
Brenda, what other titles have you written? And which was your most favorite to write?
My first book is Shattered Reality which is a part of my trilogy. My third book has not even gone through the editing process but I hope to have it released mid year. I really enjoyed writing the third book because it is not based on my life where the other two are. This one is a coming of age story from a male’s perspective. It wasn’t as close to home as the others.
What does writing mean to you?
Writing is really my creative outlet. Not only is it that but it is therapeutic as well. I am not as expressive in life as I am in my writing. In my books I lay it all out on a silver platter. In life I am much more secretive.
What has been the best part of your journey so far?
I love knowing that my story has touched other people. There are positive messages throughout the story even if you have to look at a lot of negativity. This is a story of survival which makes me proud.
I have also really enjoyed getting to meet other authors from around the globe. Wonderful people such as yourself Melanie. It has been such an uplift to be involved with so many supportive people. Thank you Brenda!
If you had a choice of living the life as one of the characters in a famous children’s book, who would it be? Snow White, Goldilocks, Little Mermaid or another character of choice:
I have always been a big fan of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin’s soft nature has always touched me. He is non-judgmental, understanding and kind. I admire those qualities.
Do you find you are more likely to read deep, dark and emotional reads similar to your own books?
I do like a story with depth. I like to be able to relate to the characters, if possible. There has to be some humanity that pulls me in.
Why should we read your book?
These books are based on my real life and I have gone through many challenges and survived many losses. I have come back fighting and gained insight to life. I think my story allows others to be feel blessed for their own lives and maybe on some level relate in some way. Also, I don’t hold back at all so I spill the beans on just about everything. All my deep dark secrets are revealed. 😉
For more about Brenda and her awesome reads, be sure to follow and like her pages listed below:
Shattered Reality Brooklyn and Bo chronicles (Book One)
Burnt Promises Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles (Book Two)
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