A FAIRLY SHORT INTRODUCTION
I've been told I needed to write a paragraph or two to introduce myself to my readers.
"Why?" I asked.
"Because all the other writers do it."
"But if they all jumped off a cliff, would I do that too?"
Okay, so I'm a bit contrary, but eight years of Catholic school ensure that I follow directions. (Although jumping off a cliff is a good bit easier than writing this introduction.)
Hello, my name is Karen E. Taylor and I am a horror/paranormal author, with eight published novels to date and an eclectic assortment of short fiction which ranges from vampires to ghosts to telepathic, romantic dinosaurs. What can I say? I start out to write a story and, before I know whatís hit me, the main character turns spectral or grows fangs or wings. Itís what I do and what I love. I hope my readers feel the same.
In real life, I'm the mother of two sons and have been married for 36+ years. I'm owned currently by one cat, a predominantly white calico with just a touch of Maine Coon. I'm not sure what I was thinking -- white cat hair is incompatible with my predominantly black wardrobe. But I love her, anyway. In my spare time I make candles, plaster wall hangings and decor, and cosmetic creams/lotions. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Grove City College where I studied for a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Communications. I've lived in all sorts of places, from Pittsburgh, to Grove City, to Richmond, to Laurel. I lived eight wonderful years in Los Angeles, but moved back to the east coast in 2011 and settled in a lovely condo in Alexandria, VA. In a few more years I hope to (fingers crossed) move back to the west coast, to retire in Northern California.
A MUCH LONGER BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Vampire Legacy -- Published by Pinnacle Books
TWELVE STEPS FROM DARKNESS, Juno Books, April 2007
HUNGER, Kensington Books, July 2011
CRAVE, Kensington Books, October, 2011
THIRST, Kensington Books, October, 2012
BLOOD RED DAWN, Kensington Books, July, 2013