T.M. Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and baby girl.
In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents although her spelling could have (and could still) use some help.
It only took her twenty years to start the next book.
The Dark Light of Day was her debut novel.
King will be released June 15th 2015.
She LOVES talking books with her readers.
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1. How and when did you get started as a writer?
I’ve been writing since as long as I could remember. I was in a club in middle school called authors club where we would write poetry and short stories then read them aloud to each other. I didn’t start pursuing it seriously as a career until a few years ago though. I had a blog where I posted funny observations about life. Then I met some people in the book world and it motivated me to start writing again. It all happened so fast after that. Here we are a few years later and I’m still amazed that I can look over to my bookshelf and see The Dark Light of Day sitting on it. I can’t believe I am going to be able to add King to it in the next few weeks!
2. How do you usually find your ideas?
The entire story never appears to me as a whole. It usually starts out as one pivotal scene I can see clearly in my mind. With The Dark Light of Day it started out as the sex scene first, then the brutal scene that followed. I wrote the rest of the story around those most two important moments from the book.
3. Where do you write from? (home, office etc.)
I write from home mostly. TDLOD was written from my couch with my laptop but nowadays I’m usually locked away in what used to be my husbands theater room, but now serves as my office.
4. How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends. I wrote TDLOD in six weeks. King has taken me forever because I couldn’t write at all while I was pregnant. It was basically nine months of writers block.
5. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
My writing cycles are crazy. It’s basically cram as much writing into every minute of the day that I’m not tending to the baby. Some days I come out with chapters, other days I delete more than I write. But I love what I do and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
6. Do you have any suggestions to help become a better writer? If so, what are they?
I don’t feel like I’m in any position to give writing advice. I myself am learning more and more every day. Maybe just to keep writing and never give up. Not giving up is half the battle.
7. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
I’m naturally blonde. Oh, and I can sign the alphabet. I was looking through an encyclopedia when I was about twelve and there were a few pages illustrating all the letters of the alphabet so I taught myself how using those pictures. Exciting I know. lol
8. What is your greatest weakness?
I’m easily distracted!
9. What is your greatest strength?
My determination. I truly believe if you want something bad enough and you are willing to keep an open mind and learn, you can make it happen.
10. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
A writer. A TV anchor. Those are the only two things I can remember. I pursued the TV thing for a while. There may or may not be a horrible audition tape floating around back when I was trying to be a reporter. But my first love has always been writing and the second I accepted that was the path I wanted to be on it felt like coming home again.
1. Favorite movie. I love movies so it’s hard to pick just one. Demolition man has always been a favorite of mine. TV show would have to be Outlander. I am currently obsessed with that show.
2. Favorite website. I’m not sure I have one.
3. Favorite color.
Blue. I think every piece of clothing I’ve purchased recently has been blue.
4. Favorite book. That is WAAAAY hard! I have a few but one that stands out at the top of the list is Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts. I remember the day I read it, where I was, what I was doing and every single emotion it made me feel. I devoured it in one sitting and when I was done I thought about it for weeks. I still think about it now. Hmmmm, maybe a reread is in order...
5. Favorite country. USA of course because I live here. But I love traveling and there is something wonderful about each and every place I’ve ever visited.
Release date: June 15th