My name is Terry Wells-Brown, I write under the pen T Wells Brown. When I first made the decision to publish my work, I was told by a very accomplished author, my name was too long and women wouldn’t buy a book from a hyphenated name. I don’t know how true that is, but it doesn’t matter because I like the pen I chose. I know some authors like the anonymity a pen name brings, but at this stage of my life there really isn’t anything I want to hide.
I grew up a military brat moving from air force base to air force base in the southern US states. It broke my young heart every time I had to leave my newly formed gang of girlfriends behind. This broken heartedness is what lead me to write stories about a young group of girls who had a charm bracelet. When one of the girls had to leave for whatever reason (funeral in another state, summer camp) the bracelet went with them. Their job was to bring a ‘charm’ back with the bracelet and share their adventure with the friends. I managed very successfully to incorporate this into my Women of Wine Country books.
I’ve written all my life. My mother used to call me a day dreamer. My stories were scenes that played out in my head like little short movies. It wasn’t until later in life when I became very ill with a long undiagnosed illness that I found myself bedbound. With nothing else to do, I read everything I could get my hands on. Once I’d reread everything twice, I started writing my own stories just to pass the time. Never dreaming my stories would become books, that would become a series, that morphed into a career. No one in my life knew I wrote. I never dreamed my writing was good enough for others to read. My husband happened on some of my chapters, without my knowledge. Once he read them he asked what the hell had I been doing my life. He said I should be writing. He told me I was a writer. And with his strength at my back, I published my first book, a year after the surgery that brought me back to life. That was August 13 2019. I now how four novels and a novella published in my Women of Wine Country series.
While my books are definitely romance (because who doesn’t love a sexy alpha who falls hopeless in love with us?) a large focus of my books are on the strong sisterhood of friends who are there for each other through thick and thin. In my opinion, there is nothing truer than your tribe. While the world would have us believe differently, women are fiercely loyal. Nothing is sweeter than a friend turned sister.
My books are for women of all ages. My heroes run the gambit of just starting out, to women with grown children looking for their second chance. The females in my stories need each other, need their men, but always find their own strength. I believe it’s our duty to weave stories of strength of the women who come after us. Stories of friendships, love and success. It’s important for us to embrace ourselves and live our best lives unapologetically.
My books have sexual content, violence and strong language. I chose to write this way because life has those elements and I wanted these books to be realistic.
This first year I wrote what I knew. I live in a lovely wine region in northern central California. I have an amazing husband, a strong tribe of fearless women, three grown sons with families of their own, and fur babies I love with all of my heart.
This next year I am plotting a dark Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance series Earth Magic. I’m so excited about this series because I have been building this fantasy world my entire life. The series will have minimum 14 full length novels, numerous novellas, several children’s stories, and at least three YA books. The books tackle what we are doing to the planet, and the other species that live on it with us. They tackle our misbelieve of entitlement and injustice, while still being epic entertaining page turners. I’m super excited for them to land in the hands of my readers. Watch for the first book near the end of 2021.
I have a trilogy coming October 2022 Day of the Dead. Another fantasy based on Mexican Myology and am super excited to release it. I’ve been “running this film” in my head since I saw my very first sugar skull as a child.
I have a political intrigue series plotted out of seven book called American Honor. It’s super suspenseful and falls on the heels of the Women of Wine Country series. The WWC book that segues into the new series is Author & Assassin. It’s about an author who writes political suspense and the hit man that is sent to take her out. American Honor is the series she wrote.
I am cowriting a Romantic Suspense series Sisters of Sin with 5 other writers form all over the world. I have the first book, Vanity, so watch for that series the beginning of 2022.
I have several nonfiction books I am co authoring with several other writers. Wine Country Killers, Women and Wealth, We Live What We Believe. These books seem to take longer. I haven’t published any nonfiction yet. I am excited to get working on them but don’t have release timelines yet.
I love writing. But my love of writing only comes because I fell in love with books at an early age. I am a ferocious reader. My reading tastes change, when I was younger I devoured Lawrence Sanders, Dick Francis, Harold Robbins, Jackie Collins, Danielle Steele, and of course Stephen King. I used to love Julie Garwood and Linda Howard. Now, some of my favorite authors are Kristen Ashely, JR Ward, Lori Foster, and Craig Martelle to name a few.
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