While local author, Tanya Anne Crosby, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, is known for her historical romances, she also writes Women’s fiction as well. “Everyday Lies” and “Redemption Song” are two of our favorites and you can find them at Bay Books everyday!
On your nightstand now: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, Finding Merlin by Adam Ardrey, Untamed by by Glennon Doyle and Be Love Now by Ram Dass.
Favorite book when you were a child: Call of the Wild
Your top five authors: So hard to say! I just can’t, really. Some of the authors I enjoy are Joyce Maynard, Madeline Miller, J.R.R. Tolkien, Juliet Marillier, Elizabeth Chadwick, Daphne du Maurier, Liane Moriarty, Emily Brontë—and so many others.
Book you’ve faked reading: I don’t think I’ve ever faked reading a book, because it’s so easy to get caught, but I have started MANY I couldn’t finish, among them War and Peace and Crime and Punishment.
Book you’re an evangelist for: Oh, lawdy, I think the most recent one was Signe Pike’s The Lost Queen.
Book you’ve bought for the cover: Most recently, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco and All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller.
Book you hid from your parents: The Bible, believe it or not. My mother was Catholic, from Spain, and I was curious about the foundation of many of our religions. Catholics aren’t really encouraged to read the actual Bible. I had my first communion book, and that was it.
Book that changed your life: Judith McNaught’s Kingdom of Dreams, because it’s the book that made me want to write romance.
Favorite line from a book: Like authors and books, it’s tough to single this out, but one for the times is “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” –George Orwell, Animal Farm
Five books you’ll never part with: Do I have to part with any?
Book you most want to read again for the first time: Wuthering Heights or Frankenstein