My name is Queenie Taehlor and I guess you could say I'm pretty creative. Back in high school, I started a girl band called the Four Cups and we sang a lot of the old favorites like Book of Love and Leader of the Pack. That was before we started writing our own songs. That mainly would be Dee Dee Deeds aka dirty deeds and I. We actually did okay on the music charts, but as we moved into college and our 20's we sort of changed direction. Actually that was my idea. I started messing around by taking one of our songs and writing a story about it. Surprise, surprise, it sold and before you know it, all four of us started to write books based on our songs. Now, we're kind of at one of those turning points again. That's not to say our creative juices aren't flowing. And I had to admit my guy, Derek Conrad, inspires me in many other ways.
What makes you special? What differentiates you from your kind? Do you have special abilities?
Different, Himmmm. Well I guess forming our group and coming up with ideas for our songs and then taking those and making them stories. I wouldn't say I'm different. I'm just an average kind of girl with a decent singing voice and a flare for writing divine romance.
Tell me about your most current adventure.
Most current adventure. Himmmm. Well we just finished doing a television show that had an interesting twist to it. Then Karley, one of the Cups got herself into a situation that even those of us who have known her forever can't quite believe. You'll be able to read about that in the Knight of Pentacles.
If you could offer your author advice, what would it be?
Oh man, I LOVE my author. She gave me a hot guy, a hot younger guy and you know what they say about younger men—lots of energy. She gave me not one but two great careers and some awesome friends. And my hot younger guy, she made him daring. Advice…tell us Kimmie and Amber's stories!
Are you happy with the way people perceive you?
Now that's an interesting question. I wasn't until Regan Taylor told my story. I didn't see myself the way she did, but by the end of The Thrill is Gone, I think I found the thrill and more.
Is expressing love difficult for you? Why?
It was. I mean, here I was with this amazing guy -- Derek makes your heart go pit-a-pat double time. But I had my issues and I thought he had his issues with my issues, but not the way I thought the issues were getting in the way.
What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you?
My life! Imagine being a teenage rock star and then having your songs turned into stories that were all best sellers.
If you could time travel, where would you go?
Back to Atlantis and find out where it went.
What other characters have influenced you?
Definitely Karley, Amber and Kim, my fellow Cups.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
You know, the Cups and I have talked about this. We've known each other for years and have been through so much together. From singers to writers and now we're looking at writing something different. I'm thinking we should make our books into movies. Yup, we should produce our books and turn them into fantabulous movies!