Interview with Aaliyah Taylor

When did you first start writing?
I started writing back in second grade, by fourth grade, I found that writing was one of my many passions.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean a lot. If it wasn't for my fans, I wouldn't be able to continue publishing my books. Because of my fans, they let me know that people actually like my work and I'm not doing it just for myself or just for the hell of it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of life and seeing others people's faces and just the thought of doing something.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Looking for the present, 'cause the future don't exist.
What is your writing process?
Taking an idea and building off of it, simple.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a book called 'Bright City, Broken Hearts' and it's the story of how a woman thinks that by moving to California and farthest away from her hell home-town, Chicago, that the bright city California will make ever thing great for her and push her closer to her dreams until a local thug comes and messes everything up.
How do you approach cover design?
Since I love computer animation, covers are easy for me.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. When you grow up in a place like Atlanta where all you hear/see are strippers, rappers, money, and sports, it transforms the way you see things to if you are going to be somebody or do something with your life, that you have to really be willing to put the effort and work for it. Because your not famous in Atlanta unless your rapping a lyrics or dribbling a ball.
What motivated you to become an urban author?
I grew up urban. So, myself writing urban books wouldn't be a wake-up call. Atlanta, my city, motivated me. When all you hear about/ see is strippers, rappers, football & basketball, and money, you basically have no choice.
Published 2013-12-08.
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