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Ted Tayler
Ted Tayler
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Books: 4
  • Profession: Retired
  • Member Since: Aug 2016
  • Profile Views: 11,071
  • Followers: 1
  • Writing:

    Crime Fiction Thrillers Suspense Action & Adventure
BIOGRAPHY

“The core message in all my novels is that today justice is not being served. The Phoenix believes criminals should pay for their crimes; the current system fails to deliver the correct punishment. Olympus agents help him redress the balance. Life is all about balance, isn’t it? Good and evil, love and loss, laughter and tears.”

“I think of myself as a storyteller; with each successive book, I hope I get better at it. What I’ve been told is that the reader feels as if we’re sat across the table from one another, and I’m chatting with them. There’s always a rich vein of material for me to include in my books from news headlines. There are more stories left to tell.”

Ted Tayler was born in Corsham, Wiltshire in 1945. When he was five years old his family moved five miles up the road to Melksham. He’s lived there ever since. Ted’s been married to Lynne since 1971. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

The collection so far: -
We'd Like To Do A Number Now (2011)
The Final Straw (2013)
A Sting In The Tale (2013)
Unfinished Business (2014)
The Olympus Project (2014) Phoenix #1
Gold, Silver, and Bombs (2015) Phoenix #2
Conception (2015)
Nothing Is Ever Forever (2015) Phoenix #3
In The Lap Of The Gods (2016) Phoenix #4
The Price Of Treachery (2016) Phoenix #5
A New Dawn (2017) Phoenix #6
Something Wicked Draws Near (2017) Phoenix #7
Evil Always Finds A Way (2017) Phoenix #8
Revenge Comes In Many Colours (2017) Phoenix #9
Three Weeks In September (2018) Phoenix #10
A Frequent Peal Of Bells (2018) Phoenix #11
Larcombe Manor (2018) Phoenix #12

  • Ted Tayler

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The Olympus Project (The Phoenix Series - Book One)

Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015

Genre: Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Action & Adventure

avg rating4.1 - 97 reviews on Amazon

Ted Tayler's Books

The Olympus Project (The Phoenix Series - Book One)

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Publication Date: Oct 26, 2015

Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Action & Adventure

4.1 (97 ratings)

Gold, Silver, and Bombs (The Phoenix, #2)

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Publication Date: Jun 16, 2015

Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Action & Adventure

4.1 (30 ratings)

Nothing Is Ever Forever (The Phoenix series, #3)

Nothing Is Ever Forever (The Phoenix series, #3)

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Publication Date: Dec 13, 2015

Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Action & Adventure

4.3 (15 ratings)

In The Lap Of The Gods (The Phoenix #4)

In The Lap Of The Gods (The Phoenix #4)

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Publication Date: Apr 20, 2016

Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Action & Adventure

4.5 (16 ratings)

Ted Tayler Interview

  • On 23, 02 2018

    Ted Tayler interview

    Born to a large family in Corsham, author Ted Tayler’s first school was Lowbourne Junior followed by Trowbridge Boys High School when he turned 11. Ted’s mother, along with his eldest sister, and her sister-in-law (who were both English teachers) always encouraged the bookworm in him, but he only started writing in his mid-60s. Having sung in bands for years,... read full interview

Ask Ted Tayler a question

    • TedTayler 2 months AuthorAuthor
    • Writing is a discipline. When I’m writing a book, as I am currently, I start work at nine in the morning. I set aside forty-five minutes to an hour to deal with emails, social media, and promotion. After a short break I write for two hours. My wife and I then have lunch together before she orders me back to work! The length of time I work in the afternoons varies between two and three hours. My target is an average of two thousand words a day. Some days it’s easier to achieve than others; and if I haven’t reached that number in the afternoon, I might return for an hour in the evening. I’ve never suffered from writer’s block, so that isn’t necessary that often. A day’s work has produced as little as 750 words, and as much as 4000. I maintain two thousand a day without too much trouble. If I find a chapter is giving me issues, I stop writing, walk away and find something else to do. I may listen to music, read a thriller (I review well over one hundred books a year), watch sport, or go shopping with my wife. I’ve solved more than a few chapter problems in the local supermarket or garden centre. Family plays a huge part in both our lives, so if we spend time with our children, and grandchildren. I’m soon energized to get back writing again. If I felt stressed or emotionally drained I'd walk away and find another hobby. Life's too short.
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    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • TedTayler 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • My first foray into writing was my book of memories of years singing in bands. I started that in 2008 & had it published in 2011. After I had sold all the paperbacks I had got printed to family, friends, and local musicians, I set up my website, joined Twitter and Facebook, and set about selling the Kindle version of the book. Eighteen months later at the end of 2012, I sat in front of the computer and wondered if I could write a novel. Colin Bailey became the anti-hero of ‘The Final Straw’, a thriller about an emotionally damaged young man seeking revenge against anyone who stopped him becoming the person he believed he was destined to be. The character wasn’t based on anybody, and the Phoenix wasn’t even a pipe-dream.
        During the summer of 2013, I tried my hand at short stories, and published a collection of 12 called ‘A Sting In The Tale’. My wife pestered me to write more about Colin Bailey and tie up the loose ends from the first book. After ‘Unfinished Business’ I was happy to stop. Writing was something I’d never done, then I’d done it, and was ready to walk away to find another hobby. Because I recognised the first two books had given me a great character in Colin Bailey, I agreed (reluctantly) to write about a secret organisation that hired Bailey to continue his vigilante role. This necessitated his NOT drowning in the river after his clash with the policeman Phil Hounsell. The Phoenix was reborn. Six years later I had a 12 book series featuring Phoenix and his adventures. Perspiration rather than inspiration.
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