Me: Tell us about yourself.
Haji: My name is Haji Taylor, pen name H.K. Taylor, I am seventeen, soon to be eighteen, and my dream is to write for the rest of my life, I want no other career. I was born with Cerebral Palsy and I also had a stroke. Those obstacles have only made me more determined to follow my dream.
Me: You haven't always written, what were your ambitions before you decided to pursue writing?
Haji: Before I pursued writing, I had dreams of being a wrestler, doctor, journalist, and broadcaster. Then the night when I laid down and wrote Heat was a godsend. I’ve been getting ideas for new books on a daily basis.
Me: What inspired you to write your novel, Heat?
Haji:The inspiration came from me always reading and thinking to myself, hey, maybe I should give writing a shot. After that, 17 days later, I'd written my first book.
Me: Did you enjoy writing it?
Haji: Enjoy writing it? No I loved it! I wanted to step into my book and marry Jaime and just hang out with the guys. I was sad with the events that happen, as I'm sure my audience will be as well. Heat became my life - something I thank god, and my creativity for.
Me: Could you tell us about the vampire-romance series you're currently working on?
Haji: It will consist of 5 books; the first one is titled Danger. It tells the story of Shayne and Audri. Shayne's family gets taken and wrongly accused of a crime they didn't commit. Shayne has to do everything in his power to keep them alive, but first he has to get through Audri which I can assure all it won't be easy.
Me: You were born with CP (Cerebral Palsy). What was life like whilst you were growing up?
Haji: Being born with Cerebral Palsy has, and always will, keep me from sports. Pro wrestling and MMA were my dreams, but going through life we learn god has a plan for the obstacles we face. I wanted so much to just die, every night thinking why me but know I realize I wouldn't be who I am without it. Does that seem weird?
Me: Are there any authors/books that have inspired you?
Haji: As far as authors and books that inspire me. Be prepared this is a list:
J.K. Rowling, a phenomenal story teller and author of HP books 1-7
Stephanie Meyer, a great story teller.
Nicole Hill; she has provided me with support and I've learned a lot - very insightful woman. I loved legacy Forgotten.
All of the Indie authors who habe helped me in getting this far, I am greatly humbled.
Me: Do you have any advice you'd like to give fellow writers?
Haji: I can't say I have advice for the established fellow writers I have been blessed to come in contact with; I'm learning now and want to continue to learn from them. For aspiring authors - keep up the hard work stay motivated.
Me: Fork or Spoon?
Me: Dinner or Dessert?
Me: Summer or winter?
Haji: Summer (No school.)
Me: Vampire or Werewolf?
Haji: Vampires (They Kick a$$)