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.
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