Saturday, January 12, 2008

Interviewing Taylor Kincaid

1) Tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Lanette Kissel, but I write as Taylor Kincaid. Taylor is my father’s family name, and Kincaid is my mothers. I have always enjoyed writing. It’s a sort of therapy for me. I settle in at the computer and start writing and lose track of time, I get so involved in my story and my characters.

2) Do you prefer Pepsi, Coke, or Dr Pepper?
I guess Dr Pepper. But, my drink of choice is coffee. I need my caffeine.

3) What’s your favorite book/Author other than yourself?
I love the work of Nicholas Sparks, especially The Notebook. To be able to write books that tug at the heartstrings and make you cry…Now, that’s talent.

4) What’s your favorite movie?
That’s a hard one. I like so many of them. But, of the movies I have seen recently, I would have to say The Last Sin Eater. Absolutely fascinating storyline and subject matter.

5) What inspires you?
Sometimes a dream will inspire me. But, usually my inspiration starts with an idea that just pops into my head. I start thinking about how I could make that into a story, and where I would go with it.

6) What are your aspiration?
I used to think it would be nice to be a famous writer. Now, I don’t think about fame that much. It’s not so important to me, anymore. I would like to think there are people out there reading my books and enjoying them, and hoping I’ll write more. That would mean something to me.

7) What made you want to be a writer?
I have always loved the written word, and language. English and Literature were my best subjects in school. I used to love essay questions and would write in great detail. I have always enjoyed creative writing ever since I was a teen.

8) What do you write?
I write short stories in various genres including Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Historical, Suspense. I also write Inspirational essays and poetry.

9) How long did It take before you where published?
I have been writing for six years. When I first started, I submitted my stories to magazines and literary publications. It’s so hard to break in, so many rejections. I would really get discouraged. I had a couple of successes with magazines. My poetry was easier to place than my stories, and I had successes with small press poetry pubs. Then, when I learned about e-book publishers, I started submitting to them and some doors have opened up for me now.

10) What writer do you most look up too?
Again, I will say Nicholas Sparks. To have so many of your books made into movies is amazing. I think it would be such a thrill to see your characters come to life on the big screen. What a rush!

11) What are you working on now?
I am in the process of contracting with Forbidden Publications for a Paranormal/Historical Romance series entitled Confessions of a Confederate. It’s still a work in progress.

12) What do you have coming out?
Red Rose Publishing will be releasing a Paranormal short story entitled The Attic Ball.

13) What do you have available?
A Romance short story e-book, Dreams of Destiny, available from www.forbiddenpublications.com
An e-book with two inspirational stories, Whiskey Shots Volume 12, available from www.whiskeycreekpress.com

Thank you for sharing with us.
And thank you for inviting me. This is my first interview and I have enjoyed it.

My Romance Genre short story, Dreams of Destiny, is available for purchase from http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/. Available as an e-book download.