HomeBlogAbout J.E. TaylorGames Erotic Thriller SeriesSteve Williams SeriesNight Hawk SeriesThe Ryan ChroniclesMagick SeriesThe Paradox FilesThe Death ChroniclesYoung Adult TitlesMainstream Short StoriesErotic Short StoriesFallen SorceryBoxed SetsComing Soon . . .Paperback Cover FlatsFavorite LinksMedia KitGuest Book

About me . . . a little self indulgent if you ask me, but hey, I added it to the navigation panel because it's a necessity for an Author's site and I guess I now can be categorized in that realm.   So here's a little about me and my writing . . .

Me and my comfy writing chair.

A description of my writing space . . .

The comfy chair in the picture is where I write when I'm at home.  I have an equally comfortable chair in our beach home but in both cases, it's right smack in the middle of the action.   
People find this amazing, but I have the natural ability to shut out everything around me and disappear into whatever I'm doing, whether it's writing a story, reading a book or even getting lost in a good movie.  The world could fall apart around me and if I'm in the zone, I'm completely clueless. 
Just ask my kids how hard it is to get my attention when my fingers are flying on the keyboard. 
I couldn't see shutting myself off from the family especially since I have a full time job outside of the writing front, so after dinner I settle in to the chair with my little Brookstone’s lap desk and my Samsung netbook and go to town.   At least I'm there in body - even if my spirit is a thousand miles away.    

As far as a bio is concerned, I am a writer, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a contest judge, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order.

I first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after my daughter asked if I could do anything what would it be. From that moment on, I haven’t looked back.
My first book, DARK RECKONING was originally released on July 5, 2010 through FIDO Publishing, which also happened to be my birthday! Personally, I can’t think of a better birthday gift, can you?  In addition to DARK RECKONING, I had another July release - this one on the erotic thriller side of the fence - SURVIVAL GAMES which came out on July 19, 2010 through eXcessica. Both of these titles along with several others in both series are now under my own label as of July 2011. 
For the most part, my genre of choice is a toss up between thrillers and horror.  My stories run the gambit from erotic to supernatural to urban fantasy and most of them have romantic undertones intertwined with my unique paranormal/supernatural slant manifesting in dark themes and twisted villans doling out a fair amount of violence.  They are not for the faint of heart.  
My heroes and heroines are three dimensional, real and infallible, making both good and bad choices and sometimes those questionable decisions come with a high price.  I don't believe in happily ever after but I do believe in survival of the fittest, so if you're looking for a nice fluff novel, this isn't the place  to find it,  but if you're looking for a book that gets your blood pumping, welcome, and remember where you keep your nightlights!     

In addition to writing, I also am a Senior Editor with Allegory (www.allegoryezine) an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.   In this capacity I get the pleasure of reading submissions from some very talented folks.

Unfortunately with Allegory, only 8 stories out of all the submissions make it to the final publication, so sorting through the pile and helping the editor make the final choices can be a bit like herding cats. The decisions are not always easy but Ty Drago does a great job of balancing the issue with a little of everything. It truly is a labor of love on all of our parts¸ especially for the zero-dollar paycheck, but the payoff in telling someone they’ve made it to the next level or they made the final cut is so worth it.

So that's a little glimpse into my crazy life. 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my website.