1. Tell us about your last book in one sentence.
Two psycho princesses that can’t decide whether they want to kill one another or get each other in bed. (Twisted Lives)
2. What’s the last book you read that blew you away?
It has to be Broken Princess by Skye MacKinnon. I was lucky to get an early copy and after I read it, I just sat on the couch and hugged myself. The story follows a young woman in a cult and it’s just so dark and raw, it was impossible not to be touched by it.
3. Do you happen to have any celebrity crushes at the moment? ?
I wouldn’t call it a celebrity crush, but there’s a running joke going on where I fawn over the author, Laura Greenwood. I try to poke her with my lesbian lance and make cartoons where she falls in love with me. She’s become a good friend, so it’s not as creepy as it sounds. I promise.
Oh, and I’m totally there for WayHaught. Both of them.
4. What are you most proud of as a writer?
I put a little bit of myself and my soul in everything I write, so I’m proud that I dare put it out into the world.
5. What’s next for you?
I’m working on my next book, Not Today, and I hope to expand it into a bigger book universe. It’s based on my personal experiences with the rainbow community from when I was still a student and I hope to bring more attention to the community in general. To write something that people can relate to or look forward to.
Not all the stories are my own, like Harper’s and Nix. They’re the main characters of Not Today and are finding the line between friendship and romance in a community where those two are more blurred than anywhere else. It’s all set around Rainbow Central, an LGBT club, which will be the ground for all the stories in this universe.
There are many more rainbow stories that I want to tell and I can’t wait to put them down on paper!
On a regular day, you can find Arizona Tape writing romances, chasing the rainbow, and forgetting to water her cactus. She combines her passion for books and the rainbow community by weaving intricate webs of love stories, lesbians, and heartbreak.