Following on the success of the Facebook group, Writers Unite! founder Karl Taylor and his fellow administrators felt it was time to expand the group’s mission. Dedicated to providing a safe haven for writers of all levels of expertise to interact with each other and share information about their craft, the Facebook group has grown to over 13,000 members.
In an effort to expand the services of Writers Unite!, we decided to take this step and create a blog to provide more than a haven, but an environment to instruct, share stories and promote writers.
I’m Karl Taylor, married father of two, a son and a daughter. I am 54 at the time I wrote this. I have had many different jobs during my life, primarily in different kinds of factories. I write mostly fantasy and mystery but my favorite is a mix of the two, a detective in a fantasy environment. I’ve written short stories in many other genres as well. I’ve never been published but I have sent out a few stories which were quickly rejected. I’m still at it though, because the dream of seeing my name on a book cover has never faded.
Born in Aiken, South Carolina, I grew up with salt water in my veins and a love of books. From an early age, I wanted to write, but college and a career, first in clinical microbiology and then human resources interfered. I wrote training, policies and procedures manuals, and numerous newsletters but the need to write fiction never left. After a layoff, with time on my hands, I decided to start writing.
I write murder mysteries, romantic thrillers, science fiction and dabbling in a bit of fantasy. My first novel, Crescent City Lies, a murder mystery, will be published in the Fall of 2016.
I’m a longtime romance writer who is single with no human kids but three furry ones (a dog and two cats). My current age as of this writing is the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything (42- from ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). I currently reside in Texas and in addition to writing, I love sci-fi/geek stuff, reading, and my own cooking despite having a day job delivering food. I’m a former call-center jockey who has found a way to escape the phones and pay the bills in order to pursue writing as a potential career.