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About Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action

This is the official writing blog of Sean Taylor. But it's not just a place to promote his stuff. It's a resource (he hopes) of information about writing and creating genre fiction, literary prose, comic books, and just about anything else you can create with pens, pencils, paper, or word-processing software and a printer. On this site, you'll be able to find publishers calling for submissions, tutorials about the craft of writing and editing, interviews with other writers, links to helpful and fascinating articles about the art, craft and business of writing and publishing, etc. -- and of course, yes, you'll also be able to keep up with whatever Sean has his writerly little paws involved in too. 

If you have a link, press release, or article you'd like to see posted here, please email Sean and let him know.
 
About Sean Taylor 

Sexy and I know it. Or not.
Sean Taylor writes short stories, novellas, novels, graphic novels and comic books (yes, Virginia, there is a difference between comic books and graphic novels, just like there's a difference between a short story and a novel). In his writing life, he has directed the “lives” of zombies, super heroes, goddesses, dominatrices, Bad Girls, pulp heroes, and yes, even frogs, for such diverse bosses as IDW Publishing, Gene Simmons, and The Oxygen Network.

Between horror movies and cartoons, that is. 

He's the former managing editor of Campfire (formerly Elfin) graphic novels, where he oversaw the publication of graphic novels based on classic literature, world literature and historical biographies, as well as original works.

Charis Taylor and me.
She's a writer too.
In addition to all that, he's also been a staff writer, managing editor and editorial vice president for iHero Entertainment's Writer’s Digest Grand Prize Zine Award-winning Cyber Age Adventures magazine ("The very first zine award, as a matter of fact," he adds with great pride). He served as book editor and writer for the two iHero trade paperback collections A Private Little Corner of the Universe and Playing Solitaire. And the band is currently back together again with the new I, Hero magazine and a new series of story collections and novels based on the iHero universe of characters.

He's also the former editor-in-chief of Shooting Star Comics, where he edited the critically acclaimed Children of the Grave comics series and edited and contributed to the fan favorite Shooting Star Comics Anthology, and was creator and author of the Fishnet Angel: Jane Doe comic book miniseries.

Did I mention how much
I love conventions?
As if he weren't already overworked and exhausted, he's also written and edited for the role-playing game industry as well, having contributed to the DCU Role Playing Game published by West End Games (Gotham City Sourcebook, Titans Sourcebook, and Green Lantern Sourcebook) and having edited the Cyber Age Adventures Role Playing Game.

He's the former editor for the Baptist Men Edition of On Mission magazine and the former associate editor of On Mission magazine, and during his tenure on the magazine's staff, it won an EPA Higher Goals award (a religious publishing version of a Folio, basically). He has won several awards for his periodical work, and has contributed articles and book and music reviews to such national periodical publications as Inside the Lines, Home Life, Church Administration, CCM, CBA Marketplace (formerly Bookstore Journal), and others. 

Hi. Buy a book. Seriously.
He currently lives in the Atlanta area with his extraordinarily beautiful wife (who puts up with his posing with booth babes and only rolls her eyes at him) and his three kids, two dogs and three cats.  

Contact/Booking

Email me:  
staylor104@aol.com 

Interview Requests:Gee, what do I write?To schedule interviews for print or online, please contact me at the above email address. I'm open for both email and telephone interviews. If you prefer a live telephone interview, email me first and I'll provide a phone number with which to reach me. We could also skype if you prefer.

Speaking Engagements:
As a former magazine and corporate copy editor, I have spoken to many groups on:

  • internal communication
  • writing for the Web
  • common editing mistakes that give you a bad company image


As a comic book and prose writer, I have spoken at many conventions on:
  • writing for science fiction and heroes and legends
  • new pulp fiction
  • the heroic archetypes
  • understanding and appreciating "mature readers" comics
  • faith-based stories without writing propaganda
  • writing comics
  • internet-based electronic publishing
  • small press publishing
  • what the editor is looking for when you submit your work
For more information, email me at the above link.Comic and Book Reviews:I'll also be happy to occasionally review books and/or comics you have created and post the reviews on my blog. Please email me first and I'll send you my mailing address. I will also review electronic versions of your comics or books in either epub (preferred) or pdf formats.

"I'd Like Review Copies of Your Work For My Magazine/Website" Requests:
Email me and let me know, and I'll either send what I have available, or I'll put you in touch with my editors at the publishing company and have them mail you copies from their stock, depending on availability.


Editing/"Can I Get Your Thoughts On This?" Requests:
bogey babyAs time permits, I'm more than happy to look over scripts and/or offer suggestions on how to improve them. If you want a cursory look over and some general comments, that's fine, but if you're looking for a full-fledged edit for your work, please be professional and inquire about my rates. Thanks.

Collaboration/Comics Creation Requests: 
I'm pretty busy with my own stories at the moment, but I'm always open to pitch in and work together on a project that grabs my fancy (and doesn't let go). Just don't assume though. Above all, just be professional when you email me at the above address.

In Other Words...
 
Email me first. I'm pretty careful about handing out my phone number and mailing address. It's nothing personal, but there are some real wacko's out there, and you can never be too careful. Thanks for understanding.


Published Work

Short Story Collections:
Of Monsters and Men, "Sanctuary," Moonstone Books, 2014
Tales of the Rook Volume 2, "Come and Get Your Love, Pro Se Productions, 2014
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Volume IV, "Die Like a Man," Airship 27 Productions, 2013
The Many Worlds of Ulysses King, "Her Troy To Burn," Pro Se Productions, 2013
The Big Bad Anthology, "Another Pleasant Valley Sunday," reprint, Falstaff Books, 2013
Dreams of Steam III, "Collectors Edition: The Origin of Steam Bunny," reprint, Kerlak Publishing, 2013
The Old Weird South, "To Gnaw the Bones of Wolf-Mother," QW Publishers, 2012
Blood-Price of the Missionary's Gold: The New Adventures of Armless O'Neil Volume One, "There's Always a Woman Involved," Pulp Obscura (Pro Se Productions), 2012
Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War, "Farm Fresh," IDW Publishing, 2012
The Ruby Files Volume 1, "Die Giftig Lillie," Airship 27 Productions, 2012
Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars, "City of Relics," White Rocket Books, 2011
Dreams of Steam II: Brass and Bolts, "Death with a Glint of Bronze," Kerlak Publishing, 2011
Golden Age Good Girls, "Collector's Edition," Mini Komix, 2011
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Volume III, "A Dance with the Devil," Airship 27 Productions & Cornerstone Book Publishers, 2011
Pro Se Presents #1,  "Art Imitates Death," Pro Se Productions, 2011
Required Reading Remixed, "The Fairest of Them All: A Symphony of Revenge," IDW Publishing, 2011 (Wal-Mart exclusive)
Gomer and Other Early Works, featuring specially selected gems from my early work, Createspace, 2011
Show Me A Hero, featuring all my iHero/Cyber Age Adventure tales, New Babel Books, 2011
Zombiesque, "Posthumous," Penquin/Daw Books, 2011
Classics Mutilated, "The Fairest of Them All: A Symphony of Revenge," IDW Publishing, 2010
A Private Little Corner of the Universe, featuring selections from the Cyber Age Adventures magazine, Cyber Age Adventures Press, 2000
Playing Solitaire, featuring selections from the Cyber Age Adventures magazine, Cyber Age Adventures Press, 2000
O' Georgia! A Collection of Georgia's Newest and Most Promising Writers Volume 3, "Erosion," "Morning Comes Early," and "Ready," Humpus Bumpus Press, 1999
O' Georgia! A Collection of Georgia's Newest and Most Promising Writers Volume 2,  "No Man Is" and "Cherry Hill," Humpus Bumpus Press, 1997

Comics:
All-Star Pulp Comics #2, "Wing Tips and Neck Ties," Airship 27 Productions and Redbud Studios, 2013
All-Star Pulp Comics #1, "Slave to No Man," Airship 27 Productions and Redbud Studios, 2011 
Rip Regan: Powerman, online comic book series, 2013 
Feline Force, Mini-Komix, 2011
Adventures of the Bad Girls Club: An Illustrated Episode #0 , IDW Publishing, 2011
The Tantalizing Ti-Girl, Mini-Komix, 2010
Warts and All: Comics Scripts and Tutorials, Self-Published for Convention Sales, 2009
The Invisible Man graphic novel adaptation, Campfire Graphic Novels, 2009
Gene Simmons Dominatrix Trade Paperback, IDW Publishing, 2008
Gene Simmons Dominatrix #1-6, IDW Publishing, 2007-2008
Gene Simmons House of Horrors Trade Paperback, "Nymph," IDW Publishing, 2007
Gene Simmons House of Horrors #1, Nymph," IDW Publishing, 2007
Fishnet Angel: Jane Doe #1-2, Shooting Star Comics, 2005
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1-6,  "Power," "38 Days," "Passing in the Night," "Always," "Idol Hands," and "Show Me a Hero," Shooting Star Comics, 2002-2005

RPG/Gaming
The Gotham City Sourcebook, West End Games, 2000
The Green Lantern Sourcebook, West End Games, unpublished
The Titans Sourcebook, West End Games, unpublished 

Finished and Awaiting Publication: 
The Ruby Files Volume 2, "A Tree Falls in a Forest," Airship 27 Productions, 2014
The New Deal: Masks and Mutations, Pro Se Productions, 2014
Tall Tales Featuring Aym Geronimo and the Post-Modern Pioneers, "Trudgeon," Geronimo Press, TBA 

Currently in Progress and Coming Soon
A Stitch in Time: The Return of the Invisible Man comic book series, IDW Publishing, TBA
The Danger People, New Babel Books, 2015
Hookerpunk, Kerlak Publishing, 2015
The Wraith, Airship 27 Productions, 2015
Senorita Scorpion: When Weeps the Wailing Woman, Pulp Obscura (Pro Se Productions), 2015
Armless O'Neil Novel, Pro Se Productions, 2015

Coming Less Soon, But Coming Nonetheless
You Never Forget Your First (Crime Noir novel), TBA
Drought: A Love Story (Young Adult Urban Fantasy novel), TBA
The Ruby Files Presents: The Devil in Cell Block Five (Crime Noir novel), Airship 27 Productions, TBA