Tanya R. Taylor


Tanya is a #1 best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction literature. She writes in various genres including: Paranormal romance, science fiction, mystery and suspense. All of her books have made top 100 paid best-seller's lists in several categories at certain online retailers.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a tropical island in The Caribbean where there is a lot of sand, sea and sun. When I was just a child, there was a large, old, dilapidated house where no one lived for a very long time. It was surrounded by many fruit trees and my brother and I used to go onto the large property many times to pick the fruits off the trees. Looking at the house with the broken glass windows, doors that were off the hinges - sitting there all dusty and alone - peaked my senses. I was already writing stories from I was around seven years old or younger and seeing that house in such a condition gave me an idea for a really scary story. My book 'CORNELIUS' - released February 12, 2015 - was birthed from that experience.

My surroundings played a slight role in my writing, but having heightened sensitivity from very young, feeling people's emotions and sympathizing with them when there were issues, I think, made my job as a writer much easier than if I didn't have that sort of exposure.
When did you first start writing?
I was between five and seven years old.
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New Book on Amazon! INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare
EVIL LURKS IN THE MOST UNLIKELY PLACES. The town of Bringham—once a peaceful, God-fearing community, suddenly and abruptly finds itself in a major crisis. Strange things are happening which defy logic even in the slightest sense of the word. Yet, one resident has seen the devastation before-hand and knows that if something isn't done quickly to eradicate the evil that is upon them, the town they know and love will be a distant, tragic memory.

10 Minutes before Sleeping book trailer
From the author of No.1 Bestsellers 'CORNELIUS' & 'INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare'... Never push a woman to her limit when all she knows is pain. A powerful story of a young woman named Eva left on the doorstep of a neighbor as a child by her very own mother. She is abused, neglected, rejected and without a legal footing in the only place she knows as “home”.


Real Illusions IV: War Zone
Series: Real Illusions. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,800. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
THE FINAL EPISODE! "It's midnight in the land of the lonely and the free. Do you know where your kids are?" A smile cracked Giles' milk-chocolate face as he methodically licked his dry, chapped lips. "If you can't say, 'They're in bed,' then you'd better get up off your rusty rumps and go on the hunt for those wandering brats. You don't want the slasher to get them now, do you?"
Cornelius' Revenge
Price: Free! Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
"My God! This can't be happening!" Andrea exclaimed, worrying less about Theo's odd behavior and more about the child's sudden disappearance. "We have to find her!" Six-year-old Rosie sees a tall, "friendly" man, but doesn't realize that she's in the pathway of an angry ghost with revenge on his mind.
Real Illusions III: Bone of My Bone
Series: Real Illusions. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,760. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
The hooded, faceless figures were said to have astral-projected -- mere humans in their most powerful form. They will stop at nothing to get the child and Matheson must face the unnerving consequence of his unwillingness to hand it over to them.
Real Illusions II: Rebirth
Series: Real Illusions. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
After baby Foster is born, his mother, Tina, is the only one that sees the hooded, faceless figures dressed in all-black robes surrounding the creepy mansion. She is all-out convinced that they want the baby. But why?
Infestation: A Small Town Nightmare (Episode 1)
Series: Infestation: A Small Town Nightmare. Price: Free! Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
CAN THIS TOWN BE SAVED OR WILL IT GO STRAIGHT TO HELL? EVIL LURKS IN THE MOST UNLIKELY PLACES. The town of Bringham—once a peaceful, God-fearing community, suddenly and abruptly finds itself in a crisis. Strange things are happening which defy logic even in the slightest sense of the word.
Real Illusions - "The Awakening"
Series: Real Illusions. Price: Free! Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Long ago, a devastating event changed the world to what it is today. At a perfect, precise moment in time, an epic battle will be fought and a human whose characteristics match no other will arrive to make things "right". The question for all involved is: Will it be "right" for whom? A frightening future is on the horizon, not just for one man and his family, but for countless innocents.
Seeing Beyond The Natural, Student: Me ... Professor: God (One Woman's Personal Journey Into The Realm of The Supernatural)
Price: Free! Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Depression, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anxieties & Phobias
Are you struggling in your Faith Walk? Do you know what to do when God is silent? Are you dealing with emotional pain or anger issues that stem from your childhood or a particular traumatic event? Do you need healing in some area of your life but don't have the faith to believe? Has life overwhelmed you that you've seriously contemplated suicide?

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