Taige Crenshaw Interview

Today I'd like to welcome author Taige Crenshaw to Fallen Angel Reviews. Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions for us today Taige.
It's wonderful to be here Tammy. Thanks to you and Fallen Angel for having me here for a visit today.

To start, please tell us a little bit about yourself.
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.

I'm an multi-published author with books available at Ellora's Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Total-E-Bound, Loose Id and Summerhouse Publishing.

I write books in a variety of genres some set in today between people who know what they want and how to get it. As well as in the future of vast universes between beautiful, strange and unique beings with lots of spice and sensuality. I love creating fun sassy heroine's and sexy hero's.

Could you tell readers a little bit about your current release, Indigo Rain with Summerhouse Publishing?
In the world and myths of Indigo Rain I've taken many parts of history, folklore and other interesting tidbits to create the world of the story. In writing the book I sank into the myths that I was creating. It was fun to bring in various things I find fascinating. Kalina Erutan, my heroine is an Amazonian Warrior and I was able to create a mythology of her. This mythology is embedded into the very earth. Ryne Garon, my hero is a firebird and I put a major spin on what they are. I'm being deliberately vague about both because I don't want to give away anything too much about the story. In building the world of the Phoenix Intelligence Agency there are so many beings and things to explore. I'm having a wonderful time laying down the layers of the world.

What was the most challenging part of writing Indigo Rain? The most rewarding?
I enjoyed writing all of it creating all of it. The myths and characters. Had a great time with book.

Indigo Rain is the first book in the Phoenix Intelligence Agency series. Do you have a pre-set number of books planned for this series?
Phoenix Intelligence Agency is an ongoing series. It has various story threads that interweave.

What is the most challenging things for you as an author in creating and continuing on with a series?
Making sure keep true to your world or environment you set true to what it is.

What is your favorite type of genre to read?
All of them. As long as book is good I will enjoy it.

Have you ever went back and read your own books for pleasure?
Yes. All the time. I get caught in books and am surprised about things in them. It is a great thing to be surprised with the revelations in books you've written.

How important is research in your writing?
Very. I want to make sure if I am using something whether a profession or even a house design that it comes across as real.

Where would you say that you get your most creative ideas?
From the world around me. I could be running errands and something could catch my attention and I have to get my ever present notebook and write it down.

If you could ask readers any one question, what would it be?
What moves you when you read a book?

Could you tell us what you're currently working on?
Working on 3rd book in the Blackstone Haven series and 3rd 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.

If you could go back in time, where would you go and when? What is one thing you would want to take with you?
The historical Scotland. I would love to meet some of those men. I would take a tape recorder so I could get a recording of their voices telling the stories of their lives.

What is the wackiest job you can think of that you would like to do?
Can't think of anything.

Is there anything else you would like to add today or any links where readers can find you?
Here are some places you can find me on the web.

My Website, My Blog, Chat Group ~ Crenshaw Café, To sign up for my Newsletter, To email me, Facebook and Satin Notes (Free Reads).

Thank you so much for spending time with us today Taige!

Interviewed by: Tammy