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)
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)
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)
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.