Tylor states that she’s a sucker for a good love triangle, second chances, and scenes so steamy it hurts. She writes what she reads and that passion shows on the page.
What genres do you like to read? – Romance, contemporary and historical mostly. Horror, craft how-to books, and reference books.
Do you have a favorite book or movie? – Book: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens. Movie: The Invisible Man (2020)
Which is your favorite mode of writing? Why? – I write on my iPad, so typing. I love it because of the touch screen. It makes switching between programs easy, as well as editing.
What is your primary or favorite genre to write? – Contemporary romance is what I write, and I enjoy writing rock stars.
Do you have other genres you write for? – There are sub genres of romance I’d like to try. I have one paranormal manuscript and a fantasy series I’d like to eventually publish, but right now, I only have contemporary romance published.
Which project is your favorite so far? Why? – My all-time favorite project is currently labeled ‘EMC.’ It’s a fantasy romance series that I have been working on since I was about twenty years old. The couple in it are my all-time favorite characters I’ve ever written, and they make sure to pop them in to all my other books. Kind of like an Easter egg, but currently just for me. Once the book(s) are published, I hope others will get a kick out of it too.
As to my favorite book? No Better Than Me: The Breakables Book Two, is my favorite book I’ve written so far and for numerous reasons. The first being that I genuinely think it’s a good book. Sometimes getting the words on the page can be like pulling teeth. It’s taken months to write books before. This book took only 32 days and it’s 105,000 words, roughly. Secondly, with this book, I decided to go for an entirely new heat level. Readers in my genre love high heat and up until now, I’d been hesitant to write those type of books, but with this book I decided to embrace those steamy scenes, and I honestly think my writing is better for it. It gave me the confidence I needed to make it in the indie publishing market. Plus, Tate Whitlock…he’s just plain dreamy.
How long have you been writing? What does your path look like? – I have been writing since the sixth grade, starting with an actual typewriter (man those things are heavy!). I was heavily discouraged to purse a writing career by my family, so I put it on the back burner and did it only as a private hobby until I was in my mid-twenties.
I met Annette Briggs, a member of the Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America (MMRWA) chapter, at an author event and she invited me to join the chapter. I made a goal that I would join when I finished my first manuscript. I wrote it and started querying it for a bit, but then I went to MMRWA’s annual Retreat From Harsh Reality and met my very first indie author, Meika Usher. She graciously answered all of my questions and when I returned home, I took a week and decided that becoming an independent publisher was what I wanted to do. On November 20, 2018, I published my first novel, Missing You, Missing Me and haven’t looked back.
Where is your favorite place to write? What kind of atmosphere do you need? Quiet, music, coffee, wine? Any tricks to get in the zone? – I work best at my desk, where there are plenty of pink things. (Pink and red things make me happy.) I also listen to music while writing. Rock music helps get me in the zone to write about rock stars.
What do you do for fun when you’re not writing? – I enjoy sewing, although I’m not very good at it. I also enjoy cult films, John Waters movies in particular. I love chatting with other writers about books, craft, and everything else! I’m always thinking about my books, even if I’m away from my desk.
Facebook author/business page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/tylorpaigeauthor/
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Tylor-Paige/e/B087WJZWL9
Nice interview! I’m glad you followed your heart and pursued your dream. And yes, those old typewriters are heavy.
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Great interview. Love your pic, Tyler! Best wishes!!!
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I learned some more about you, and that’s great! So glad you’re leaning in to what you love.
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Great interview! Learned so many fun things about you, Ty!! Yeah, glad that typewritten manuscript is a thing of the past!!