Dreams Deferred Audiobook is Out!

Hi there: I'm pleased to announce that the second book in my Brooks Sisters Dreams series - "Dreams Deferred" is now available in audiobook format.   You can get the Dreams Deferred audiobook on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. The book description: Liking the bad boys can get you killed.  Has Ivy made that mistake again? Ivy Brooks was always attracted to the bad boys until one day, she met the...

What I Learned from Self Publishing School

  On Sunday, February 19, 2017, I was interviewed by Chandler Bolt -  bestselling author and creator of the Self Publishing School during his "Ask Me Anything" seminar. I was selected as one of six successful authors to have gone through the Self Publishing School program.  I was very flattered and excited to have been selected. My success pales in comparison to Chandler's but is...

Figure-Friendly Lunch Ideas Part III: Eating Out

I started to write this post several months ago and then left it on the back burner because I felt that I had not yet mastered the art of eating out without consuming way too many calories and sabotaging my weight loss efforts. In fact, I pretty much avoided the issue altogether by bringing my lunch to work every day, avoiding as many lunch meetings as possible, and then saving all of my extra...

Get Inspired

One evening, after a particularly grueling day at work, I dragged myself home, warmed up some food and had dinner sitting on the couch in front of a TV tray while I watched cooking shows.  I wasn't in the mood to write a blog post.  I certainly was not in the mood to write fiction.  In fact, I wanted nothing more than to just mindlessly veg in front of the TV set.  There wasn't much of me...

Hello world! Get ready for L. J. Taylor

My name is L. J. Taylor.  This is my very first post on my very first blog, so bear with me.    Who am I do you ask?  I am a warrior who fights for a living (a commercial litigation attorney) and has a fighting spirit.  I am a poet who can express a wide range of emotions from the most tender to the most militant.  I am a novelist and a screenwriter who (I have recently realized) enjoys...