Today we are talking with paranormal fantasy writer Tara Brown. She is the author of such sizzling stories as Cursed, White Girl Problems, Bane, The Born Trilogy, Sunder and more. See a listing of her work here. http://www.amazon.com/Tara-Brown/e/B007RS9V30
In her own words, Tara describes herself as:
“I am not going to talk in the third person. It feels weird.
I am a Bestselling author of Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Contemporary, Romance, and Fantasy novels. I write a lot of books and jump Genres all the time. Mostly because I think I have Writers ADD, I like to call it WADD. It might be a real thing.
I write YA some of the time but mostly New Adult, my books have sexual content (Heck yes) and Swearing. You have been warned. Now enjoy!
I have a beagle named Buster, a husband who I force to read everything I write and two girls who want so badly to be a character in my books. And not in that order.
I am mid thirties so be prepared for the chick lit novel this year. I am calling it my Ode to my Midlife Crisis. I’m kidding. It’s actually called The Single Lady Spy Series and it is an adult romantic-thriller series. The first book, The End of Me is due out April of 2013. It is a sexy and fresh series with the lightest touch of erotic naughtiness.
I have been writing since I was old enough to lie. So for some time. If you’re wondering about the hat, it’s my ‘Hey I’m Canadian Toque’
Welcome to my world. Please enjoy the ride. If you would like to reach me for whatever reason, please visit me at my facebook page – facebook.com/TaraBrownAuthor. You can also email me at email@example.com
Thanks for checking me out and I hope you got lost in something I wrote or it made you so MAD/HAPPY/SAD/BLISSFUL/TURNED ON/ANGRY/EXCITED/FRIGHTENED/HORRIFIED that you couldn’t believe it.”
Since inquiring minds want to know more, let’s dig a little deeper…
What made you choose this genre?
“I love paranormal fantasy because I love the world of what if. YA is a challenge and I love a challenge. Taking away sex, too much profanity, severe violence, and adult situations makes it harder to craft a story. Those are easy tropes to use, taking them away builds your skill.”
If you could spend a day living the life of one of your characters, which one would it be and why?
“Emma from Born. I would like to say its for honorable reasons, I just want Will lol. A day with Will, yes I think so.”
Which of your writing projects are you most proud of?
“The Lonely, I wanted to stop but I didn’t. I pressed on.”
If one of your books could be made into a movie which book/story would you pick and which celebrities would you cast?
“The Devil’s Roses Series. My dream cast is here http://tarabrown22.blogspot.ca/2013/01/the-roses-dream-team.html and here http://tarabrown22.blogspot.ca/2013/01/roses-dream-team.html I even have hottie pictures!!!!”
Care to tell us about your next project?
“The Reaping. If you liked born you will love The Reaping. It is a sci fi apocalyptic novel. It is awesome, savage and realistic. I am anxious for it to release. I love the cover. The book follows a pair of sisters the day the world ends and beyond. The eldest sister has to keep them all alive as a zombie styled apocalypse starts. But not everything is as it seems and not everyone is who you think they are. Should be fun!!!!”
What was the time in your life that really made your writing career? (When you felt like an established author.)
“Last January I rose to bestseller status with my book Born. It was amazing. It made me feel like an author. Now I have had the status several times I have to say that it doesn’t get old. It’s an amazing feeling.”
Thank you so much Tara for giving us some tasty tidbits about your work and what makes you such a talented author.