With Haunted Cruise: The Shakedown, Tanya R. Taylor illustrated she is the possessor of one of the most ingenious and infinite minds in the horror genre to come along since Clive Barker, Stephen King and Ruth Rendell. Unequivocally, Taylor is a prolific storytelling phenomenon who not only gets your attention, but holds it. And this is how she earned her crown and joined the ranks of the Horror Legends. Taylor has worn many hats throughout the years as a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and author (just to name a few). She has been writing since she could remember holding a pencil and published her first book titled: A Killing Rage as a young adult. She is now the author of both fiction and non-fiction literature. All of her books have made Amazon Kindle’s Top 100 Paid Best-sellers’ List in several categories. Cornelius climbed to #1 in the Teen & Young-adult Multi-Generational Family Fiction category in November 2015. And her supernatural, suspense/thriller – INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare: The Complete Series was #1 multiple times in the Amazon UK store in the Religious Drama category, March 2016.
Tanya writes in various genres including: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Thrillers, Science fiction, Mystery and Suspense.
How did your upcoming Real Illusions IV come to be?
Real Illusions IV is a continuation of the popular Real Illusions series.
What is the most challenging aspect of writing Real Illusions IV?
I would say that the most challenging aspect of writing this particular episode is knowing there is a real possibility that this may mark the end of the entire series.
It would be like saying “goodbye” to something that has become a part of you; characters that, in your mind, and in the minds of many readers exist and have actual problems like we all do. Well, their problems are a little more intense and otherworldly than many of ours, but you’ve got my point.
What message do you want readers to take away from this installment of your Real Illusions series?
That it was a hot, unforgettable, riveting read!
Which authors inspire you?
Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
What are you reading now?
Nothing right now. Really busy working on a couple of writing projects at the moment.
What are you working on now?
Real Illusions IV and CARA (Book 3 in the Cornelius saga).
What is the best advice you have been given?
Have faith; aim for the stars and never give up on your dreams.
What do you do for fun?
Go on quiet dates with my husband or enjoyable outings with the family. Also, watching documentaries.
What are your must see television shows?
Paranormal Witness, My Haunted House and 48 Hours.
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