What was the first book you ever wrote and what inspired you?
Oh wow. There have been soooo many…*laughs* I guess the first real, full-length novel was A First Love Never Dies. It was inspired by an intro line on a CNN Special Report back in 2007. The opener was, “Do you know how many women disappear in the US every year and are never heard from again?” And my brain went, “Well, what if that’s because they’re being kidnapped by Aliens and sold on the flesh markets of outer space?” I know, I know, an age-old story that’s been done before, but my brain is different and managed to put a unique twist on it and the Spi-Corp Series was born.
Can you tell us about your work including titles and share your amazon links?
Well, I have nine books out, so the easiest way to tell you about them is to send you to Amazon directly. You can find them all here: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00D59GZD4
What drew you in to the romance genre?
Honestly? Authors like Kate Hill, Catherine Coulter, Iris Johansson to name a few. Back in the day, reading was all I had, so I devoured anything remotely romantic, from Historical to Contemporary. It wasn’t until I started Role-Playing, again, back in the days of paper and dice and weekend marathon gaming sessions that my love for combining Sci-Fi and Fantasy with Romance really started to show itself.
Is romance your favorite genre to read as well as write?
Most of the time, yes. Occasionally I get a hankerin’ (Yes, I am from the South) for a true Fantasy (Or, High Fantasy as some like to call it) or a true Sci-Fi, but those are rare. Mostly I look for Romances in my own genre, which is the best of both worlds as far as I’m concerned.
Can you tell me something about yourself that may surprise your readers?
I’m still a closet Gamer…*laughs* I play a lot more online than in person these days, games like World of Warcraft, but occasionally I get some live action in at one of the local comic book stores.
Are you excited to be a part of the upcoming Ropin Romance event?
Oh definitely! I love meeting you people and talking about books!
What do you to to help with writers block?
*laughs* Work on something else? Truthfully, I have about 30 books in various stages of production, so if one set of characters is being stubborn I just move on until they get jealous and want to play nice again.
If you had to choose three words to describe what type of writer you are what would they be?
Oh wow. I’m a panster. Always have been, always will be. I rarely plot and when I do, it’s very basic. And that’s mostly because I like to be just as surprised as my readers are…
What is your author pen name and do you have more than one?
Margaret Taylor and just the one.
If you had to pick a favorite author who would it be?
Oh goodness, I could no more pick a “favorite” then I can draw my next breath. I love Indie Authors, most of them, and support them just as much as they support me, mainly because as an Indie we can expand beyond the traditional. Not that there is anything wrong with being with a “house”, not at all, but I find there is so much more freedom as an Indie…
Oh, sorry, got off-topic there. Anyway, if I *have* to pick a favorite, I’m going to say…No, no, I just can’t. I enjoy many Authors in many genres, so that’s just going to have to do it…Open-mouthed smile
Since many of the readers that will be seeing this interview and participating in the takeover will be new fans. If you had to describe your writing style and books in a single sentence what would it be?
I am evil incarnate with a twist of love. (Well, that’s what my beta’s will tell you…) But, seriously, I would have to go with:
I love twisting the normal perception of everything and giving the reader a new world to get lost in. How’s that?