• When did you get started writing and what motivated you to write?
Writing has been in my blood and soul forever. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been an avid reader and a writer. When I was a child I used to make up my own stories and share them with my family and friends. As I got older I continued to write. When I went to college I started getting more information on actually writing professionally. I joined some writing organization and started to learn my craft.
• What genres do you write in and why?
I write paranormal, fantasy, contemporary, and romantic suspense. I love them all. Love exploring all that there is.
• Tell me about some of your WIPs?
Power of Attraction, book 1 in my Blackstone Haven series releases today.
Indigo Rain, book 1 in my Phoenix Intelligence Agency will be released on March 14, 2011.
I just submitted a few days ago Power of Instinct book 2 in the Blackstone Haven series. Started working on 3rd book in the Blackstone Haven series. And 2nd book in the Phoenix Intelligence Agency. I’m working on some joint projects. There are a few surprises I have in store for the series. I’m also self editing some books in my series that I have at various publishers. It is going to be a sizzling and busy year. LOL.
• Tell me about yourself?
I love to draw. I’m an avid seamstress. I can whip up an outfit quick if I have to go someplace special and have nothing to wear. I love to cook. I’m a voracious reader. My library in my house and on my computer is massive. That’s one of the first things you notice when you come to my house.
• Where can we find you on the Internet?
My Website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/
My Blog - http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/blog
Chat Group ~ Crenshaw Café - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crenshawcafe
To sign up for my Newsletter ~ http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/newsletterandgroups.shtml
To email me: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/contact.shtml
Satin Notes (Free Reads): http://www.satinnotes.com/
• What do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?
Everything as long as it is interesting. I have so many books in every genre.
• Do you belong to any writer’s chapters or groups, like RWA?
Yes I am an RWA Pan member and belong to a few online chapters.
• Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
Write, submit and continue writing. I learned the value of writing, submit and go on to the next. This business is a waiting game. So submit your book and then go onto the next one.
• Do you do research for your stories? If so, what kind?
Oh yeah lots. I use books, internet and interview people about their professions or if they do something that I want to do for my characters.
• Are you a plotter (plots and outlines) or a pantzer (by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer)? Why?
Pantzer. Tried outlines and they don’t work for me. The story flows how it will and I let it. It works and I get some great surprises along the way.
Bio: Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora's Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, and Total-E-Bound. Taige has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance. With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine’s, and sexy hero’s. Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels. You can find out more about Taige at her website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/ or blog: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/blog.
A woman whose destiny has been ordained from birth meets the man who has been prophesied for her--but there is more to him than meets the eye. With prophecies and legacies to fulfill, which way will she go: to a man who may be possibly her mate, or to a dark legacy that could take her life.
Buy January 31, 2011 - HERE at Total-E-Bound.