T.A. Bratcher started writing at a young age and continued to write for other people and friends in between attending college, working in management then later becoming an executive chef. Even with family and friends persuading her over the years, she did not decide to publish her work until independent publishing made it easier for writers.
Some of her inspiration has come from her love of traveling along with meeting new people and exploring interesting places all over the United States, Great Britain, and Europe.
She has a deep passion for art, music, and books. Her preference of music is classical yet she listens to just about anything. She has a fondness for science fiction and fantasy in books and movies. Some of her favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, Tad Williams, Anne Rice, Andrew Saxon, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson. If given a choice between reading and TV, she would tell you
“I would rather get lost in a book than watch TV.”
She enjoys the company of others yet is extremely comfortable spending time alone. When she is not glued to her computer screen or spending time with family and friends you can find her somewhere on her acreage sitting under a tree reading a book.
Her favorite charities are the American Cancer Society, the Multiple Scleroses (MS) Society, Charity for Water and the HRC just to name a few.
The Road Chosen
The road a person has chosen can turn in mysterious and mournful ways. So how can one woman be sure that her path is promising? The Road Chosen is the deeply felt novel that shares the heartrending journey of Grace, a woman who must weather many painful twists of fate before she finally finds fulfillment.
From her earliest days, Grace’s road is marked by turmoil. A baby born to a drug addict in England, she was swept up in an orphanage with grim prospects and developmental issues. When an older couple, Charles and Elaine, adopt her, it seems she will get a fresh start after all. However, life presents even more challenges for Grace, who finds her new sense of normalcy upended with a move to the United States.
Settling in New Hampshire, she soon endures bullying, the unraveling of her family, and her own destructive actions, which work to ravage her sense of self that she worked so hard to establish. When Grace ultimately reconnects with loved ones and takes an honest look at her own actions, she discovers that the road she has chosen might not be smooth, but it can be deeply meaningful.