Featured Interview With Anna Taylor
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I grew up in Southeast Michigan and moved to Ann Arbor for college and never left. I grew up in a big family and lived in a communal house for a decade before buying my own place and discovering peace and privacy. I share the place with one cat who is nicer than she has to be to get along with me. She has thoughts about the dialog I rehearse while I’m writing.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
In second grade my teacher asked the class to write a story as an assessment test. Later in the year, after the materials were scored, the teacher started reading my story out loud to the class and I didn’t recognize it was mine until it got to a part where the ghosts show up. It was really odd sensation to have all my classmates listening and wanting to hear what came next.
Given the early start, I am a bit humbled by the fact that it took a few years to get around to publishing the first book.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love romance, science fiction, and fantasy. My favorite authors from those include: William Gibson, Jim Butcher, Elizabeth Haydon, Anne McCaffrey, and Simon Green. Other authors that inspire me include John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, Tana French and Margaret Atwood.
True stories inspire me because as much as fiction can take flight I am stunned at how remarkable people can be when called to confront challenges.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My book is science fiction and romance.
Quinn Lyons has slid beneath the radar. She cleans floors in a mining station next to a section of the Asteroid Belt called the Briar Patch. The humble act doesn’t last. When the station recovers a ghost ship it leads her and Angle Xiang on the quest to answer a riddle about what it takes for small ships to travel as fast as large ones – pulse speeds that approach light speed. The process unmasks them and ties them closer together. Both will tie themselves in knots to protect the other.
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