Interview with K.P. Taylor

So… “K.P.” Taylor – that sounds a bit cryptic. Why not call yourself Kevin Taylor? Kevin is your name after all, and it means ‘handsome’.
I settled on K.P. because it’s gender neutral and non-threatening. Also, have you noticed that every “Kevin” that crops up in sitcoms, comics, or movies is stupid, clumsy, or psychotic? I call this the ‘Dumb Kevin Phenomenon’, and I have no desire to be part of it.
Tell us about ‘The Bad Man Trilogy’ - three short stories about politicians must be hard work.
I hadn’t planned to write a trilogy, but my story ‘A Dickens of a Trump Tale’ was such fun to write and I received such positive feedback that I decided to expand that universe. Trump was low hanging, rather orange fruit (like a Clementine) so it was easy satire. With Cruz and Jeb! I had to make the stories more fantastical and their punishments more severe.
The covers of ‘The Bad Man Trilogy’ are really fun. Who designed them?
I did! My wife acted as art director (she is also my editor).
What was the first book you ever read, and how did it impact you?
The first book I ever read was ‘The Cricket in Times Square’ by George Selden. I cried at the end. And at the middle. And at the beginning. What? I was a very emotional child.
What can we expect next from K.P. Taylor?
I’m currently writing two short horror stories and a children’s book. The horror stories are rather childish and the children’s book is mildly terrifying - go figure.
Published 2016-09-21.
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Books by This Author

The Bats from Hell
Price: Free! Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A fourth wall busting mash-up of 80’s horror cheese and millennial snark. When bloodthirsty bats besiege the town of Pleasant Valley, it’s up to the unlikely Elliot to put a stop to it.
The Walking Jeb (The Bad Man Trilogy Book 3)
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The thrilling conclusion to 'The Bad Man Trilogy.' Jeb Bush races against time to secure the GOP's most powerful relic, Reagan's Hand. Only two things stand in his way: the shadowy organization LOSER and his own incompetence.
Carnival Cruz (The Bad Man Trilogy Book 2)
Price: Free! Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ted Cruz is on the run, framed for a crime he didn’t commit and hunted by an old adversary. His only salvation lies in a traveling carnival and the aid of a forgotten friend.
A Dickens of a Trump Tale (The Bad Man Trilogy Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A gold-plated cautionary tale inspired by Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’. One fateful Christmas Eve, Donald Trump is visited by three of his former wives and finally learns what money can’t buy.