Interview with J L Campbell

Rivka and Ivory

Today we’re welcoming author J L Campbell! I caught up with her to ask a few questions.

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1. What does the term “Diverse Books” mean to you

When I pick up a book and it takes me to another country and there are marked cultural differences, I identify it as being ‘diverse’. It’s even better if I learn something new.

2. You clearly have a strong link to the Jamaican literary community and live on the island. Can you tell us a little bit about this and how the culture has influenced your writing?

I do know a few local writers, but I’m not deeply involved in any one community. It might sound strange, but my first couple of novels did not have a heavy helping of things Jamaican. My online critique partners drilled it into my head that although they enjoyed my stories, they were most interested in seeing…

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