Champion Bubbler

JAMAICA


"I rewrote Champion Bubbler two times. The first manuscripts were erotic, and I got convicted and toned the novel down so that it could reach a broader audience, although it is still very juicy."


CGR: What island are you from? Tell us how your Caribbean culture has influenced you.

Jules: I grew up in a community just outside of Jamaica’s old capital, Spanish Town, where at one time, everyone knew each other and looked out for each other’s welfare. While people living in a community such as the one I grew up in may face a lot of hardships, financially and otherwise, the family dynamics and community spirit superseded all the problems that existed.  With sports, reggae music and dance hall a part of our culture, there is always something going on to bring out some positive vibes in the people. The experiences of growing up in such a community still linger with me.


CGR: What inspired you to become an author?

Jules: I have always loved writing and it has been my dream for as long as I can remember to have a published novel. The thoughts of seeing my name on my very own book and having other people read and enjoy what I write was always a burning desire. Writing brings out the creativity in me and allows me to express myself in ways I would not normally do. I also find writing to be very therapeutic.


CGR: Tell us about your first novel, Champ