Ted Tayler


Ted Tayler was born in Corsham, Wiltshire in 1945. Throughout the 60s and early 70s he sang with several bands and travelled all over the country.His first book 'We'd Like To Do A Number Now' was published in August 2011 and was a collection of true stories from those days filled with music and laughter. Now retired, Ted published his first novel 'The Final Straw' in May 2013. His collection of short stories 'A Sting In The Tale' was published in October 2013 and the sequel to 'The Final Straw' called 'Unfinished Business' was published in Spring 2014. The first story in a brand new series featuring 'The Phoenix' called 'The Olympus Project' came out mid December 2014 and Book 2 'Gold, Silver and Bombs' followed in June 2015. A reworking/compilation of the first two novels called 'Conception' (Birth of The Phoenix) appeared in July 2015. The third book in the Phoenix series 'Nothing Is Ever Forever' emerged in Dec 2015 and 'In The Lap Of The Gods' followed at the end of April 2016. 'The Price Of Treachery' the fifth book arrived in September 2016. Book six, 'A New Dawn' escaped in January 2017, with news that books seven to twelve in the series are already in the pipeline. Book seven, 'Something Wicked Draws Near' was published in April 2017. Book eight, 'Evil Always Finds A Way' followed in July. In August I released a Boxed Set of books 1-4 in the series. Book 9 'Revenge Comes In Many Colours' followed in December 2017. The final 3 books in the series 'Three Weeks In September', 'A Frequent Peal Of Bells', and #Larcombe Manor' will be published by Summer 2018. Then, I plan to sit back, enjoy my retirement and watch the money roll in.

Smashwords Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself?
I was born in Corsham, Wiltshire in 1945 and moved to Melksham in 1950. I began singing in local bands in 1963 and combined travelling around the country with holding down a full time job. My love of all types of music spans over fifty years.
I have been married to Lynne since October 1971. We have three married children in their thirties. Between them they have produced four grandchildren so far! I am retired, spending my time writing, cooking, watching sport and live bands (although not together!).
When did you start writing?
My mother started my love of words from the age of about four. Two of my aunts were school teachers and I'd spend hours battling with my cousins over word games they conjured up for us to stretch our vocabulary. There were very few TVs about in those days! After I left school life tended to get in the way and I only started to write seriously five years ago.
I compiled a book of memories called 'We'd Like To Do A Number Now' which included stories from my times as a singer. Early gigs close to home, plus many across the country supporting household names, past and present. Stories which gave an insight into the pleasures and pitfalls of being in a group and characters we met along the way.
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