My responses to the questions are as follows. Apologies in advance for kind of breaking them... I like to think I defy categorization.
Name: Gregory Taylor
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction. (Though my math web serial involved actual math, and I also write a non-fiction education column for MuseHack.)
What genres do you write? Urban Fantasy. (aka, I take real life and mix in time travel. Or magic. Or whatever.)
Are you published? No. Nor actively seeking. (Passively, maybe.)
Do you do anything in addition to writing?
Editing for friends (and myself). I’ve also drawn for my own web serial. And I teach high school mathematics.
|"I'm going to read your thoughts!"|
Late thirties, married, no children yet. Live in Canada, my in-laws are in France. I roleplay. I have seen every episode of Star Trek, and I watch Doctor Who - time travel is cool. For 52 weeks, I posted #AMVFriday on Twitter, because anime. I hate beans, chilli makes me physically ill. I rewrite pop music songs to have mathematical lyrics, and I perform them in my classes. I’m a little weird.
What are you reading right now?
Shadows Over Sheradan by Scott Barker
Which authors influenced you the most?
That’s a tough one. Going back to high school, I suppose Piers Anthony. Add Douglas Adams, with some Madeleine L’Engle. Then the mystery genre, so Agatha Christie, Eric Wilson, the pen name Franklin W. Dixon, and the like.
Where can people connect with you?
Oh boy. Okay...
Blog 1: Personified Math Serial
Blog 2: Choose-My-Own Adventure Serial
Blog 3: Everything else (you’re here now!)
Static Website: Writing Page here
Facebook: Personified Math (permanent hiatus)
Goodreads: I have an account, keep meaning to use it.
Google+: Rarely use it, but check here.
LinkedIn: I lurk there.
Do you have a newsletter? No. (Already busy enough.)
Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
Owing to the day job, I’m a lot more active in the summer. The rest of the year, I tend to spontaneously show up in a forum/chat for a week, then vanish. Particularly around report card time. I'm not being dismissive; keep poking me.
I did once participate in a JulNoWriMo (November, hahahaha, no) and while I managed over 50,000 words, I found it not to my taste - I can’t stop myself from editing as I go. I'm better at serials, since once it's out there, I stop fiddling with it.
Speaking of, I am always looking for anyone who feels like voting in my current ongoing serial. Thanks for reading to the end!