by T.R. Braxton
Genre: Horror/Supernatural Suspense
The Wraith is a unique and spine tingling tale for readers who love to be scared.
John Rainbird Jefferies is haunted by visions of a malevolent spirit. Every time the young Maupai tribesman "sees" the creature, a native of tiny Bay Corner, Maryland dies. Local detectives are mystified by the impossible nature of the deaths, but John realizes that sinister forces are at work. He understands the wraith's hateful motivation, as well as its intention to take many more victims. John knows that he must stop the creature that was once his best friend, or die trying.
Fact 8- In its original incarnation, The Wraith was a tragic tale of teen bullying gone wrong. Then, I thought: “What the hell, T.R.? You know you need to put some creepy horror stuff in this literary cocktail!”
Fact 9- Some years back (all the years run together when one gets past a certain age), I read an article about Native Americans living in modern Maryland in the Baltimore City Paper. That article inspired me to invent the Maupai tribe that features so prominently in The Wraith.
Fact 10- I admire Hugh Howey and draw great inspiration from his success as an independent author. I could never dream to be as successful as he is, but regularly reading his blog motivates me to never stop putting out my best work. When I feel discouraged about not yet reaping a huge financial windfall from writing, I think of his confession that he had published numerous novels before his Wool series struck literary gold.
Fact 11- My wife is my editor. That may sound cutesy or unprofessional, but she’s not just any wife editor. She’s a former newspaper journalist/editor, so I have great editorial help right at home. No, I did not plan things this way before we married. I do appreciate the fringe benefit, though!
Fact 12- I write because stories won’t stop pouring into my head. I have to get them out!
Fact 13- I get out of bed at 5 am on weekdays to write. It’s the only way to balance writing with my full time job and family time.
Fact 14- I must write in order to avoid being an all-out crank with my family and at my job. I’m a much nicer person when I’m writing.
T.R. Braxton is the author of the horrifying new novel, The Wraith, along with Dirty
Hands and Sight. Mr. Braxton is the sole proprietor of Montebello Books publishing
A special educator by day, Braxton began to seriously pursue his writing talent when
he figured out that he can write better than numerous successful authors who can't write
any better than a tongue less man can sing. After countless revisions and preparation,
Braxton published his debut novel, Dirty Hands. Braxton is proud of the tireless work he
has put into writing and publishing his novels.
Braxton has a strange sense of humor, which is often evident in his writing. One of
his more insistent claims is that his initials stand for Tyrannosaurus Rex. He also
sometimes claims to be a Herald of Galactus from the Silver Surfer comics.
Braxton is a Baltimore City native and graduate of local universities. He holds
several degrees and a fair share of student loan debt. Happily married with one child
and one very annoying cat, Braxton still resides in his hometown, where he ceaselessly
vacillates between love and hate for the city.