Jessica “JLynn” Kinkade is a devoted mother, writer, and most importantly, a survivor.
Her upcoming book entitled, Pain & Poetry is a memoir that will chronicle her past struggles with domestic and emotional abuse and the pain that she has endured as a result of her previous lifestyle choices as a young woman.
She is using the book to not only help motivate and inspire other women and young girls, but to also bring much needed closure to her own self. She credits her daughters as her inspiration and she is determined to deter them from the pitfalls of the streets in hopes that they will never have to endure the same struggles that she has overcome.
Far removed from the streets, negative influences, and lifestyle that once dominated her life, JLynn is now on a more positive journey and says she even works a 9-5. She plans to use Pain & Poetry as a platform into her newest career endeavor as a motivational speaker against domestic violence.
We caught up with the up and coming published writer and the newest cast member of the upcoming documentary film, “The Gangster’s Girl: Last Girl Standing” for a mini Q/A about her upcoming book release.
What inspired you to write poetry?
Poetry is sometimes the only way I can express myself. It is also a way for me to get closure with tough situations. I have been writing for so long that I don’t actually recall where I initially got my inspiration from, I was very young.
I have been using poetry as a form of expression since I was a child; I had my first poem published at age 11.
What gives you drive and determination?
My daughters give me my drive and determination! I have 3 beautiful daughters ages 10, 6, & 5. It is very important to me for them to see me take and maintain control of my life. That hasn’t always been the case. It is NOT an option for my girls to go through any of the struggles that I have, period!
What can we expect from your upcoming book Pain & Poetry?
Pain & Poetry is actually a memoir that includes poetry that I have written over the course of the past 15 years of my life. The poetry that is in the book is relevant to the events covered in the book. The book will touch on sexual abuse and focus on the years of domestic abuse that I have endured. The readers will be led on a journey that includes everything from sex, drugs, strip clubs and violence. The book will detail what I consider the lowest points of my life, and follow me to the point of when I decided to take back my power.
What is the release date of Pain & Poetry?
If all goes as planned, the book will be released August of 2013. I will keep you posted on the exact date.
Will there be any book signing events so that you can connect with your audience?
There will definitely be a launch party held here in my home state of Nashville (TN). Depending on the success of the book, I would love to host signings in other states.
How can your audience purchase the book?
Pain & Poetry will be available on Amazon.com. It will also be available in paperback, also digital and audio.
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