Monday, March 16, 2015

Author Taylor Hart

Day Six: Author Taylor Hart

1.        Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I grew up moving from small town to small town. This began my love for books—they were my closest friends!

2.        What do you do when you are not writing?
I have 4 boys—so I’m a busy mom. But I love to walk next to beautiful settings, garden, bake, I love sunrises!

3.        What is your favorite smell?
The smell of the ocean!

4.        When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I started 8 years ago. I finished the first one after a year and a half and then put it aside until I revised it and revised it and finally published it four years ago!

5.        If you had 24 hours to live, excluding spending time with your family, what would you do?
Snorkel or jump out of an airplane!—if I only had 24 hours…I wouldn’t even take a parachute!:)

6.        Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Yes—then I go back to the basics of what makes a good story or I read from my favorite authors.

7.        Do you work with an outline, or just write?
I outline, I write. I re-outline, I write. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

8.        What is your favorite kind of cheese?
Monterey Jack

9.        Is there any particular author or book that influenced you growing up or as an adult?
I am a voracious reader…I like the classics—The Secret Garden, Count of Monte Cristo…I really like contemporary writing like Nicholas Sparks and Twilight!

10.    Would I find anything growing in your refrigerator right now?
No. No. Never!

11.  How would you describe yourself in three words?
Fun, Optimistic, Happy

12.    Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Some snippets are based on my own experiences. Most is all play!

13.    Who is your favorite author? Since most of you will probably say me ;) please tell me then, who is your second favorite author?
Of course, Sherry! Hmm…I have too many!

14.    What was your favorite part of writing and why?
Creating! I love the journey of
who the character is, what is wrong with them, what they want.

15.    Chocolate or Brussels sprouts?
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

16.    What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
Honestly…every critical word is tough! If you write, at any level, you know what I am talking about. Writing is personal. It’s a lot of heart and blood and tears. But—the hardest thing is when someone criticizes all mechanics and doesn’t voice the brilliance of the story!

17.    What has been the best compliment given to you as an author?
They love it!

18.    What is your least favorite smell?
So many to pick from…parts of the Zoo!

19.    Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing. Keep believing in yourself, even when you feel like you’re in a desert alone and you’re choking with thirst…that means you’re close…the oasis is just around the bend!

20.      Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers?
I love you! Thank you! Keep reading!

Author Bio
Taylor Hart has always been drawn to a good love triangle, hot chocolate and long conversations with new friends. Writing has always been a passion that has consumed her days and forced her to sit in a trance for long hours, completely obsessed with people that don’t really exist. Taylor would have been a country star if she could have carried a tune—maybe in the next life.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sherry Gammon

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