Thelma Gage grew up in a Christian home on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and is the eldest of four children. From an early age she was doing the devotional reading during family worship. At home the radio was mainly on the gospel channel except for the news on the local station. She developed a love for hymns.
She is a friendly, approachable and caring person who seeks to make a difference in the lives of her family and friends. It is easy for her to make friends and she makes new ones on her many expeditions. You don't have to guess. Yes, she loves travelling and she's often on the phone.
As someone who makes the most of her time, she can always be found with a book - there'll be one in the car, in her handbag - in church or on holiday. Her library is extensive and the only thing missing is a publication of the thoughts she has penned. Currently, she is domiciled in Milton Keynes and spends her week in London where she works as well as cares for her mother.
The production of 'Join Me In The Break' started as a form of journaling and exploration of questions that arose from her personal devotional readings. She believes in applying what she has learned and started looking for similarities between stories in the Bible and things that happened in real life - whether picked up as conversations with friends, conversations overheard on public transport or items in the news.
Thelma Gage is fast becoming one of the top new authors of our time.
It is her hope that her reading audience will cross the bridge from the mundane to the spiritually meaningful and enjoy the delights on offer from God's platter of everyday experiences. In so doing, one will have the opportunity to transcend the limits of the common place and develop an appetite for things divine.
I honour the memory of my father, the late John (aka George) Gage, whose early guidance has led to my interest in words in written form. He was particular about reading with expression, and the use of grammatically correct language. He was a walking lexicon whose use of big words expanded my vocabulary by osmosis.
I also acknowledge the strong faith of my mother, Sarah Gage, who in her quiet way is very perceptive. Above all, she is living evidence that there is nothing too simple or too big to talk with God about.