PlaceToHide.net Interview with Tara Marie

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Title: PlaceToHide.net Interview with Tara Marie
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Tara Marie
Date(s): May 2014
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: May 2014 Author: Tara Marie – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2014, Tara Marie was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website PlaceToHide.net.

See others in the series at PlaceToHide.net Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

Why did you start writing hanfic? How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved a good story, so it was inevitable I would want to create them. I started writing stories and poems in elementary school. I started writing hanfic back in the MON era after a I read a few around the web and thought “hey, this is cool. I can do this.” I’m sorry say that they weren’t much more than the usual “girl very much like me meets Hanson and they all fight over me + Taylor gets cancer” type stuff. I’m very glad to say that the geocities page they were hosted on is long gone. I actually never finished them. I’m sure they are still somewhere in my parents’ house on a 3.5 disk. Probably a pink one.

After a one off for a contest in 2012, I started writing my current hanfic, White Collar Crime, because my brain started spinning as soon as I read a blog post about the song on h.net. What if Taylor really got involved in a white collar crime and got sent to prison? Would the band hold together? How would the fans react? Could Taylor really handle prison?

What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?

My favorite current hanfic is The Innocents by Paola. My favorite 90s ones are “Zac Says Tay Still Wets the Bed.” I also loved “To See Beyond the Surface” by Monica Geist, and have actually reread it and the sequel several times. She also had a three book series about aliens. It’s a shame it was never finished. Those stories were quite interesting.

Where do your ideas and inspiration come from?

Everywhere – the world, my friends, family, Hanson songs. I’m a natural observer, so I might be sitting in the corner quietly, but my mind is going 90 miles a minute.