Interview with Taylor Maurizzio

Describe your desk
I'm working from my laptop on my couch for now, so I do not have a desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Orange County, NY. I don't think where I grew up really influenced my writing. Maybe just the fact that I love mountain settings. I also like using small towns as settings, as I grew up in a small town.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing on and off since I got my first diary but I really started writing last year.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was reading a lot of stories on Wattpad and a few of them just didn't make sense to me and I couldn't really find anything I wanted to read so I decided I would write something that I would want to read.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy writing because I can make the story myself and do what I want with my story.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Patterson, Richelle Mead, Ann Rice.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love watching movies and reading. I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually take a look at my library's digital collection or do a Google search to find a book.
What is your writing process?
I try to plan some of the details out first; such as the first few characters, the location, etc. I try to do at least a little research about the location I choose or if I'm creating a location I research the surrounding areas. Then, I just start writing and every few paragraphs I'll go back and edit until I'm done.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read mostly Young Adult Fantasy/Romance right now.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa.
Published 2017-12-20.
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