Official Bio ]
Sean Taylor is an award-winning writer of stories. He grew up telling
lies, and he got pretty good at it, so now he writes them into
full-blown adventures for comic books, graphic novels, magazines, book
anthologies and novels. He makes stuff up for money, and he writes it
down for fun. He’s a lucky fellow that way.
He’s best known for his work on the best-selling Gene Simmons Dominatrix
comic book series from IDW Publishing and Simmons Comics Group. He has
also written comics for TV properties such as the top-rated Oxygen
Network series The Bad Girls Club.
other forays into fiction include such realms as steampunk, pulp, young
adult, fantasy, super heroes, sci-fi, and even samurai frogs on
horseback (seriously, don’t laugh), and he has appeared in short story
collections alongside such writing heroes as Joe Lansdale and Nancy
Collins. However, his favorite contribution to the world will be as
the writer/editor who invented the genre and coined the term
For more information (and mug shots) visit www.taylorverse.com.
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.
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.
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, three cats, and a growing ego he keeps in his closet.
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The Fun Bio ]
Born: May 2, 1968
Hair: Brown, and still there, thankfully
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: Coming down, Mom, I promise
Only if I have to
Agility: Not like it used to be
Accuracy: Depends on which child is disobeying and how
close he or she is
Strength: Can carry several children for "horsey"
rides at once
Stamina: But not for long
Style: Hopelessly out of
Awareness: I try to be
Willpower: Incredible, unless we're talking about avoiding
Presence: You'll know I'm there, trust me
Intelligence: Smarter than the average bear
Cunning: Can be devious when cornered
Can makes friends quickly and easily. Transparent to a fault,
sometimes a bad thing. Occasionally able to sway people to his
will thanks to his charm. A hopeless flirt.
Weakness: An Internet connection. It saps his willpower and
strength and locks his butt into the chair in front of the
monitor. And booth babes.
Able to string words together to create stories and relay
facts in ways that dazzle readers. Proficient in designing
Internet sites. Can provoke emotional response (in a good way) by
playing stringed instruments and arranging pre-recorded loops.
Knows the difference between a salad fork and a dinner fork (and
even those tiny seafood forks).
Computer (can't go without it for more than a few days). Electric
guitar. Acoustic guitar. Bass guitars. Keyboard. Too many comic
books. Too many books. Not enough bookshelves. Too many audio CDs.
Playing with my kids, hanging out with my wife, steamed green
beans with almonds, B-grade horror and sci-fi movies, anime, comic
books, manga, John Cusack films, Dr. Who, redheads, women in
stockings, Scooby Doo (classic, though, not the Scrappy crap),
jazz, funk, rock, electronica (love trance particularly), the thin
patch of a woman's skin between a tall boot and a knee-length
skirt, BBC America, Sci-Fi Channel, pondering the existential
angst of religious thought and longing, wasting time on Live
Journal, cheesecake (the food and the art style).
Authors: John Fischer, Annie Dillard, Shusako Endo, Philip
Yancey, Richard Heinlein, Ed McBain, Francis Schaeffer, Stephen R.
Donaldson, the Wildcard series, John Donne, T.S. Eliot, C.S.
Lewis, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Ernest Hemmingway.
Musicians/Bands/Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Counting
Crows, Train, The Flaming Lips, Hoobastank, Linkin Park, The
Rolling Stones, Abraham Laboriel, Norah Jones, Diana Krall,
Sixpence None the Richer, Vanessa Mae, Kings X, Van Halen,
composer James MacMillan, Guardian, Switchfoot, Miles, Davis, John
Coltrane, J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Mussorgsky, Billie
Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong,
77s, Steve Taylor, Daniel Amos, and '80s funk, rock, and new wave.
Actors/Directors: Ingrid Bergman, Orson Welles, Cary Grant,
Barbara Stanwyck, John Cusack, Alfred Hitchcook, Toshiro Mifune,
Akira Kurasawa, Miyazaki, Godzilla and his monster friends, Helen
Miren, Drew Barrymore, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, M. Night Shamalyn.
Films: Citizen Kane, Rashomon, The Seven Samurai, Ran,
Rebecca, Meet John Doe, Cat People (original), Sanjuro,
Akira, Perfect Blue, Lady of Burlesque, The Blue Angel (original
German version), Vertigo, North by Northwest, Gosford Park,
Mystery Men, Unbreakable, Run Lola Run, Young Frankenstein, Gross
Pointe Blank, Princess Mononoke, The Haunting (original).
religious bullying, inability to debate without fighting, talking
more than a few minutes having to talk about about ADD or OCD,
being away from the computer for too long, close-mindedness,
people too much like myself, prudishness, excessive trashiness in
clothes, feeling the aches of getting older, onions, bananas,
coconut, the redneck mentality, disrespect, contemporary romantic
comedies, sports-themed films.
His family includes his extraordinarily beautiful wife, Lisa;
his readaholic daughter, Charis Alexandra; his
manufacturing-oriented son, Evan Christopher; and his youngest
little protege, the pirate-obsessed Jack Emerson. Somehow, in his
and Lisa's too-small house, they also make room for four
cats: Merlinus Ambrosius (Merlin), Calypso Star (Calypso), Argyle
and Tohru, a dog, Cassidy, and some fish.
did I forget to mention he was a pretentious snot who writes about
himself in the third person?
Quote: Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes! (Okay,
so it's not mine, but Bill and Ted did make quite a point, didn't