Author has written 20 stories for Sonny with a Chance, Noughts and Crosses, Harry Potter, and Fairy Tales.
Hi. Welcome to my little space of the Internet. Help yourself to some tea and a scone/scone.
Name: My real name is Natalie. I acquired the alias princesstaranee when my friends and I were playing a game when we were younger. I chose the name Taranee. I’ve always wanted to be a princess, so voila. I figure it's better than what my arsehole roommates used to call me (NatC - say it aloud, you'll get it).
Gender: The best one.
Place: A beautiful little town, known as the Bubble, but more commonly as St Andrews, Fife.
Nationality: I’m British.
Education: Ah, fourteen years straight of state schooling. I studied Psychology, Politics, English Literature and French at AS, then dropped Politics at A2. I recently left school and am studying Psychology and English Literature at the University of St Andrews. I'm a second year.
Employment: I used to work in a fish and chip shop, because I am awesome, then as a temp by the uni, and then as a cleaner for the International Centre in my hometown.
Books: Oh, so many! EngLit is my favourite subject. Here are the ten that first pop into my mind: The Great Gatsby, The Kite Runner, Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Jane Eyre, Noughts & Crosses, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Color Purple, Rebecca, The Handmaid’s Tale. I would recommend any of them, except The Great Gatsby. Nothing happens in it, so unless you have studied it, you will probably have no love for it.
Singers/bands: Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons.
Places: My hometown is the epitome of ‘quaint’ and ‘rich’. I love it. Cambridge seamlessly mixes old and new and is also quaint. Salamanca is a university town. Me gusta. Paris. Boppard. Segriés. Antalya.
People: My English teacher of three years, Mr Bean, who continues to inspire me, with his name and his love of the written word and his intelligence. Stephen Fry. Miss Seedall, the most awesome feminist whose quarter-life crisis led her to go do a Master's in Psychology at Manchester next year. Albert Einstein. Eleanor Roosevelt. The Bishop of York. Nelson Mandela. Wow, I need more women in this list.
Television shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, The Big Bang Theory, QI.
Films: Stardust, Shakespeare in Love, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, Ghost, Tangled, Cloud Atlas, anything by Pixar... Lots of stuff!
Politics: I support the Labour party (or at least their philosophy). Everyone should have equal opportunities to become whoever they want to be.
Beliefs: I'm a Christian.
I review for a review. If you give me a proper review with constructive criticism and tell me which story of yours you would most like me to read, I will review it for you. We need to improve as writers!
Anyone who can draw or take photos, I would be forever in your debt if you wanted to make cover images for my stories. I'll pay you in stories, or beta-ing, or simply by giving you a review.
Quote for the Day: Poets always take the weather so personally. JD Salinger
On Twitter: @NatalieDeeClark
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