Authors To Watch: Interview with TK Ray Author of BIRD’S EYE VIEW #authorstowatch #interview
“Write what hurts and watch it heal.” That is the mantra that has empowered the imagination and willpower to tell her story for upcoming Author, TK Ray. Using colorful language and descriptive tone, Tk provides a safe space to unpack a beautiful and twisted tale based on a true story of real family dynamics.
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We welcome you to My Bookish Pleasures! Can you tell us how you got started writing fiction?
The idea to write the story came to me while working as a massage therapist. The story is based on true events, however I had to be creative and add realistic emotional upsets that families really go through.
Describe your writing process. Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? When and where do you write?
My writing style includes wine. LOL. Malbec to be exact. Kidding! Not really. I do enjoy a glass when I begin my writing process to just allow things to be fluid and allow my mind to go where it needs to go to embody the emotion I intended. My process first included a mind map. Physically dumping all contents I’d like to have in the story and piecing in together like a puzzle.
Can you tell us about your most recent release?
My only release is Bird’s Eye View at this time. I do plan to release another book by the end of this year.
How did you get the idea for the book?
The story is inspired by true events and I wanted to brig the story to life to bring comfort to other families.
Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?
My favorite character is Mirabel. Her character background and build up was one that I had fun writing because I was able to really express the emotions of a young mother, a woman, wife and daughter. As women we deal with so much on a daily basis. Writing her character helped me to see my own strength as a woman and the strength of the women around me.
What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?
The most challenging aspect was writing about death and the thoughts and feelings that one would imagine one would feel preceding the final calls of death.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am working on another book and a daily journal as well as a YouTube channel! I have a lot in me I am trying to get out creatively!
What advice would you offer to new or aspiring fiction authors?
Have patience with yourself and your process. Writing is a personal loan to the world that is the most beautiful return on your investment. Once you hold your book in your hands you will understand that you have made your mark on the world. There are a million and one books out there, a million and one stories, but only one YOU, tell you story your way, the world will adjust!