Friday, October 5, 2012

Author Interview: Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up.

Q & A

Hi Taylor and welcome to Book Worm Brandy!!

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Brandy!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

1. I have SIX completed novels that I am slowly releasing over the next year.

2. I call myself an accidental author, mainly because I just never expected this to happen in my life!

3. I lived in Korea for almost two years. (army wife)

4. I am a native San Jose, Californian, (hence, all the stories that take place in CA!) but now I am a Texan, (a Texas novel is coming soon).

5. I have four children and two grandchildren.

6. Sadly, we recently lost one of those grandbabies at eight months gestation to Trisomy 18.

7. I am almost 50!

8. My children seem to think my hobby is vacuuming. They might be right.

9. I have had two jaw surgeries. Yes, TWO.

10. I am the world’s slowest eater. (see # 9)

Where do you get the inspiration behind I Have People?

I constantly live in a fantasy world, forever making up stories in my head. All. The. Time. The thought occurred to me, what if I had an accident wherein I had amnesia? Would I wake up believing one of my stories was actually my life? (My hubby would be horribly hurt if I woke up thinking Alex from Sierra was actually my husband!) The concept intrigued me and sent me on way towards writing I Have People.

Also, I very much dislike angry people. I don’t like the feeling of being around someone who is clearly not in control of themselves or their emotions. Writing I Have People was my way of saying, it’s not okay to lose your temper! It’s NOT okay!

What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

I make my own hours!

I love that—if my children need me—I can drop everything and spend time with them.

I also love the escape from everyday life that writing grants me. It’s so easy to forget everything and absorb myself in my stories. Truly, it takes me away into another place and time!

What is your least favorite thing about being a writer?

I make my own hours!

Seriously, I tend to work very long hours, much longer than I should! It’s not good for me. My hubby has to pull me away from the computer. I love writing so much that it doesn’t seem like work.

I love this saying: Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

What do you do like to do on your off time (if you have any!)?

Spend time with my hubby and children, first and foremost.

I’m also one of those weird people who loves to clean her house. Obsessively.

I’m addicted to reality TV: Survivor, American Idol, SYTYCD, Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor, Bachelor, Bachelorette, Celebrity Apprentice, etc. It’s amazing I have any time at all! Watching these shows forces me to take a break and relax!

What are your plans for the future (book wise)?

I’d like to write a military romance and a futuristic romance next. The futuristic romance has been in my head for quite some time now, and I’m dying to write it!

As for my completed novels, here is my release schedule:

Lancaster House June 2012

Sierra June 2012

I Have People Sept. 2012

The Middle Aisle Dec. 2012

Joshua’s Folly March 2013

For Nick June 2013

Thank you so much Taylor for your time and the opportunity to interview you! I am such a huge fan and cannot wait to read your other works!

Please visit Taylor's website here:TAYLOR DEAN


  1. Thanks for having me on your blog, Brandy! I really appreciate all of your kind and encouraging words! It's people like you that make being a writer very rewarding!

  2. Thank you so much for the interview!! You have epic talent!!! Can't wait for your other works!!