Em Barrett is an indie author who has released her first fiction novel, “Leaving Green Island,” this past summer. Main character Brecken Pereira is faced with a fork in the road: stay engaged to her wonderful British man, or rehash old feelings with a handsome ex who suddenly reappears back in her life? The events in the story will have the ladies at the next book club divided!
I had the chance to ask the Chicagoan questions about her novel. Read below her thoughts on writing a strong female character, how authors can support each other and how Jordan Catalano was such a handsome devil in the 90s!
|Book cover photo from here|
JC: The main character, Brecken, is faced with a fork in the road. One of the characters in the book said it’s like a Dylan and Brandon, Mr. Big and Aiden kind of situation. How has the reaction been to Brecken’s choice or her actions? Are you nervous when blogs or other critics review your book?
|Just look at him rocking that chocker|
Julie Chicklitasaurus devoured this book.