T.Wrage was born on Long Island N.Y. She has lived in numerous places around the United States, and has now settled herself in the Ozarks of Mo. She finds living in the woods to be an inspiration for her writings. She has been writing journals, and short humorous stories her entire adult life for a chosen few. In 2010 her life drastically changed, causing her to reevaluate her writing, and it was at that time the book writing commenced.
She now writes various articles for both newspapers and blogs. She is foremost an author, who through her writing enjoys delving into the strange and unusual. As a child she could often be found devouring the comic books, ‘Tales from the Crypt’.
Her taste for the macabre has never rung more true than in her Beyond series. In them, she demonstrates her abilities to bring the reader to experience incomprehensible happenings. Her use of subtle obscure humor allows the reader to relish, even her darkest tales.
T.Wrage also has a passion for cooking. Her use and love of all things food related is reflected in her novels, as in her book, ‘The Bed and Breakfast’, the owner of the Inn is a renowned chef from New York City. And his flair for creating the perfect cocktail party, or dinner, is quite a draw for the many guests who stay at his Inn. His fine reputation for creating an environment for his guest’s pleasure, through food and his charms, brings guests flocking to his Inn.
T.Wrage’s other passion is coffee; this too has not been overlooked in her writings, as they are filled with her desire for this simple beverage. She enjoys the unpretentious things in life; and her love of nature is clearly expressed in her work.
What inspires you to write?
My life’s passion for writing has taken me on a journey I never thought I would go. I find inspiration around every corner. My desk is placed in front of a large window so I can view outside. We have many rain storms here in Missouri a lot of my short stories were inspired by these intense storms.
Tell us about your writing process.
I sit and have an idea that just spirals out onto the keyboard. Most of the time I do not have any idea where the story will take me. I have numerous times sat down to write another sci-fi tale as they are my favorite to write. Only to find as the words flow, I am writing a fiction that is not a sci-fi.
Novels are more complex, because as the story unfolds over time, so I find the direction might change and then I have to go back and change events that came before. This style of writing, ‘by the seat of your pants,’ so to speak, can make for quite a lot of changes along the way before completion.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are so clearly defined in my mind, by the time the story has unfolded. I can tell you every detail of what they look like and how they would approach any given circumstance, right down to the furrowed brow they might display when they are disgusted.
I also like each and everyone of them, even the bad guys have a side I find endearing. I guess that makes me a pretty scarey person, doesn’t it LOL.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never stop writing, never stop learning, never stop being a student of life. Oh yes, one more thing, never take yourself to seriously.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose self-publishing, for me it was the best solution. The basics of formatting the books, was rather easy for me. Although I have to say I am improving all the time. Your cover is key, but the formatting inside is also tricky and very important. taking the time to do your research and then careful placement is essential to have a professionally set up book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I like to believe there is room for all types, and that we should support each other. This is my hopes, but as a self published author I find less recognition than I would have if I was published through a publishing house. I have to work all the harder to find an audience and market myself.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
I write Fiction, Sci-fi fiction, Childrens, Romance, Mystery, Horror.
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print