Billie Green aka Brooklyn’s Phoenix was born and raised between New York, New York and Jamaica West Indies. Writing has always been a passion of hers, as she still has diaries, that she has possessed since the time she was in elementary school.
She use to write stories between my barbies and my friends would all love to pass it around in class and read it.
The idea of writing this book came one day as she was going threw a situation and she turned to herself, and said "nah, this cant be real, I swear I'm gonna write a book !"
It started out sort of as a diary and venting, then one day on the train the charecter " Dr. Annaiyah Willliams", came to life, and that was it. Once she started writing, she could not stop, it was as if she was literally telling me her story. There were times that she would be trying to fall asleep, and have to get up, and finish writing.
Although, the book took a little under six months to complete, it was not easy at all. First she started handwriting it, in between taking care of her three children and working full time. Every chance she got, she would write a little more, asking her friends in between if they thought it was good. This was the beginning of the masterpieces now known as Love or Obsession, A Woman’s Touch, her debut novel.
She heard once before that, if you want to really know someone, read in between the lines of their writings. The name Brooklyn Phoenix, also came to me one day, out of the blue. She knew she wanted to distinguish herself, since there is already an author who ironically has her name, Billie Green. Brooklyn, came from her love of the borough as well as her birthplace that she calls home. Phoenix...well if you know about the mystical bird, which symbolically stands for “a mythical bird that never dies, the phoenix flies far ahead to the front, always scanning the landscape and distant space. It represents our capacity for vision, for collecting sensory information about our environment and the events unfolding within it. The Phoenix is with its great beauty, creates intense, excitement and deathless inspiration” (Taken from the Feng Shui handbook, feng shui Master Lam Kam Chuen). She has always loved that bird and the theory behind it, that only "One" can be alive at a time, and no one really knows anything really about a Phoenix, besides the fact that it arises out of the ashes. And she always seems soar above the rest and make it out of the fire, on her own two feet, no matter what obstacles stand in her way.
She learned a few things from this entire experience of writing a fictitious and yet autobiographical account of her experiences - she learned that she can do ANYTHING, that she puts her mind to. That words are power. And to not give in or settle, for anything less than what you want.
What would she want from this book ? If she can help anyone understand that love is just love, and its not gender based, comes from the heart, soul and is a reflection of the creator. It does not matter or rather, should not matter if the two people are the same sex.
And the ONE person that it would matter to is to her grand mother "Auntie Jean", who passed on to eternal rest on February, 13, 2010,and that is also the ONLY person, that she felt she
had to prove anything to.