Friday, March 27, 2009

Highly Creative Blogger Interview #12: Laini Taylor

I hope you enjoyed our interview with Laini Taylor. A creative power e-pack of all 12 inspiring interviews plus over 122 pages of accompanying transcripts and bonuses are now available at Your Creative Spark.

Laini Taylor is a writer and artist living in Portland, Oregon. Her first novel, Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, was published in 2007, and 2009 will see the release of its sequel, Silksinger, as well as her third book, Lips Touch, a trio of supernatural tales about kissing!

Though Laini had always wanted to be a writer, a patch of *writer's block* after college (a symptom of staring at a computer screen all day at her first *real job* as an editor) led her on a winding path to art school in her mid-20s. She now designs a licensed product line, Laini's Ladies, that is sold throughout the country and beyond. She lives with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their old dog Leroy, and spends her days writing and designing.

More about Laini...

Website - Laini Taylor
Blog - Grow Wings
Blog about writing - Not for Robots
Along with the magnificent Megg, Laini hosts - Sunday Scribblings


Jane-Singing Deer said...

I love this interview! It's the first I've listened to (not sure why I never got my act together to do so before!). I enjoyed hearing your voice, Jamie. Such insightful questions! And Laini, you said so much that applies to me. My first (and most longheld dream) was to be a writer (children's fantasy). I've been working on a novel on and off for 20 years! During one spell, I rewrote the first chapter about 30 times! Finally, I took the best elements of that story and am currently writing a "third-generation" version of it. It's progressing well, thanks to what I've learned on my own detour (being a recording artist). Anyway, thank you for sharing your journey and thoughts!

~ Jane

Ananda said...

wonderful interview with laini. i love her hair color and what she said about having supportive parents. i think it has made a huge contribution in my life to have my mother and father stand behind me in my creative expression.