New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby is a five-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She is best known for stories charged with emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters. Tanya has written for Kensington Publishing, Harlequin, and Avon Books/Harper Collins, where her fifth book Once Upon a Kiss launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line.
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Where do you get your ideas?
That’s the million dollar question, right? The truth is the seeds of a story come from anything and everything — a newspaper headline, a dream, something my husband said. But the best answer I can possibly give is the same answer I give when I speak to young kids. It’s all about “What if?” That’s the magical question that every single story begins with … What if?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
All over! I'm a military brat, born in Spain. I can’t remember the precise moment when I knew I wanted to be a writer, but I can guess it was very early, based on the simple fact that at 12, all I wanted after getting my tonsils out—even more than ice cream—was my father’s typewriter. I spent my childhood with books, making up stories and imaginary friends, and I think it had a lot to do with the fact that I was a bit of a fish out of water. I came to the U.S. as a wee child, not understanding a word of English, and it took me quite a long time to “get my legs.” I can say this, though, I was never bored!