Interview with TAHJE'

Describe your desk
My desk is everywhere. My desk is wherever I decide to write or sketch. My desk is more or so any place I feel comfortable to just let my imagination run wild.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all over the place. We constantly moved but we always stayed in Maryland and somewhat close to other family members. I think it influences my writing in the sense that I have always wanted to travel and be one with the world. I want to explore life in a way that maybe my other family members​ might not. It influences my writing because I love to dream about things beyond what my eyes see.
When did you first start writing?
I have always written. From the young age of about seven-years-old​ I think. I was always scribbling and I have dozens of notebooks littering my room in different places. It wasn't until my junior year(which turned into my senior year) that I realized that I could make something of it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It was a spur​ o the moment thing that turned into more of a personal goal. I just sat down one day and started writing and then a paragraph turned into a book. It wasn't planned but it was severely loved.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I didn't want to spend my time waiting for something that might not happen. I wanted to be in control and make sure that my book was still my book. I became an indie author because I believed that I could create what I wanted to create instead of sort of going with the grain with everything. I wanted to take a unique approach to things.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has given me hope. So many people have told me that I wouldn't make it here, but look at me now? Smashwords has given me a voice when it felt like I didn't have one. For that, I am grateful.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to let your mind run free. I love that concept. Your body can be trapped but you can let your mind wander. There are so many possibilities. You want to write about unicorn fish that survives off of glitter and chicken nuggets? Then you go ahead and write about that unicorn fish.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. They make me feel like I am something other than just a poor Maryland​ girl. They give me hope that I can be something more than a dream and ripped jeans.
What are you working on next?
A LOT. I bounce from project to project along with juggling school. Who knows what's next? Who knows? I think that's what's fun. The suspense.
Who are your favorite authors?
I get asked this a lot and it's so hard. I'm more of a read what look's good kind of person. I love to read and I am very broad on my author choice. I do love Radhika Sanghani, Sylvia Plath, James Patterson, Hal Friedman and Delores Phillips...just some of the favorites.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The determination to be more than just a mental problem that goes to school. I get out of bed because I try my best to push myself to keep on; even when things probably suck at the time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
School, music, and reading. I am a big family person too, I think. I love Pinterest​ too!
Published 2016-02-19.
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Books by This Author

Suicide Pact
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,710. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00)
Two houses, two people, one truck. Love stories are the things that girls dream about; the hopes they carry with them for a lifetime. So it is with some regret to inform you, that if you are looking for that kind of story; maybe you should put this book down. Because this is far from fantasy, far from a fairytale, and nothing like what you want it to be.