MoA&A Interview #1: Tara

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website!

To kick things off in a contrary fashion (because all ways here belong to me), today’s interview is neither an author nor an artist (but she could be both one day, if she wanted to). As promised, here is the interview with beloved Enchanted cover girl and my new dear friend Tara!


When was the picture for the cover of Enchanted taken? How old were you?
That particular picture was taken in October of 2010, and I was barely fifteen!

Is that your dress?
Yes, it is my dress, and its actually a cocktail dress not a gown, Dana (the photographer) made it a gown with her wonderful photoshop skills and its made by Jessica McClinktock.

How did the photographer find you?
Well the photographer is my aunt, and one day she was just like “Hey, let’s take some pictures!”. I thought it would be fun so I did it, I never thought I would end up on book!

Have you done a lot of modeling?
When I was little I did, but nothing since then! My mom is a photographer also, so I’ve had my picture taken a lot throughout my life.

I know you’re also on the cover of Gwen Hayes’ books…are you on the cover of any other books?
I’m actually on the cover of two books in France! Christopher Pike’s La Vampire-1 La Promesse and La Vampire-2 Sang Noir.

What do you think about the cover of Enchanted?
I LOVE IT! It might be my favorite. Shhhh…don’t tell Gwen (;

What kinds of books do you like to read?
When I first got into reading I refused to read anything but Vampire books. I was convinced I was one! I’ve widened my horizon now, I’ll pretty much read anything besides sci-fi! My favorite book right now is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

How do you feel about frogs? Ever kissed one?
Uhhh, I dissected one in science class once. I hope it wasn’t a prince! Funny story, see my boyfriend Eric used to be a frog and well now he’s not! So yes, I guess you can say I have kissed a frog! haha (:

What’s your favorite fairy tale?
This is a hard one. I really like Tangled! People say I look like her. If I had to pick an absolute favorite though, it would probably be Alice in Wonderland. I’ve read the books and the whole concept of it just fascinates me!

Do you have any sisters and brothers?
I have one sister, her names Tia and she’s 26. She’s actually on a book cover too!

Who in your family tells the best stories?
Hmmm…probably my uncle John. He always has a story to tell and a history lesson to go along with it! Just make sure you have a few hours to spare before you ask him to tell a story. (:

What are some of your hobbies?
Well I like to white water raft, climb mountains, and go bungee jumping…no totally kidding, I’m perfectly content reading and scrap-booking!

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I hope that I’ll be in college at The University of Florida (Go Gators!) on my way to being psychiatrist! But who knows!

What are three things you’d like to do before you die?
This is cliche but I want to go sky diving! I also want to meet my favorite singer Kellin Quinn from the band Sleeping with Sirens and I want to go on a shopping spree all throughout Europe!