Chad Taylor

Biography

Chad Taylor is the author of the novels Departure Lounge, Electric, Shirker, Heaven, Pack of Lies, and The Church of John Coltrane. He was awarded the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in 2001 and the Auckland University Literary Fellowship in 2003. Heaven was made into a feature film, and his novels and short stories have been translated into several languages.

Chad Taylor's new novel Blue Hotel is published in August 2022.

Where to find Chad Taylor online

Books

Invisible
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A crypto trader plans Christmas in Paris with a former classmate but discovers his old friend has become very difficult to see.
Dream Machine Winona
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: October 7, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An abstract artist goes on the road looking for inspiration.
Pack of Lies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,090. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Catrina was attacked; Catrina fell. Catrina knows who did it; Catrina can’t remember. Catrina has a best friend; Catrina is in love. Catrina is helping the police; Catrina is in hiding. Catrina is in crisis; Catrina is fine. This is Catrina’s story. This is not what happened. Pack of Lies is a coming of age tale set in New Zealand's sunny RotoVegas.
Huxley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
If Huxley had a business card it wouldn't say much. He lives in Auckland. He collects debts. He is punctual. He knows a few people. He is in reasonable health. He was raised not to talk much about himself. So he doesn't. The fixer short story Huxley was first published in 2009. The first of a series.
The Church of John Coltrane
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: December 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ten years after the events of Heaven, Robert Marling has blown it all. Ducking his creditors, he retreats to the apartment of his late father. Alone with the dead man's jazz collection, he achieves nothingness. But the silence of the maze-like building is interrupted by music from a different world.
End of Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A REM sleep-deprived entrepreneur hires a novelist to finish his dreams. End of Night is a new SF-tinged short story by Chad Taylor, the author of Departure Lounge, Electric, Shirker, Pack of Lies and Heaven. Heaven was made into a feature film by Miramax. His screenwriting includes Realiti which was selected for Fantastic Fest 2014. His most recent novel is The Church of John Coltrane.
Aurélie II: Head of a Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Urban
When an art thief's identity becomes exposed she must use all her skills to evade her pursuers. Aurélie II: Head of a Woman is the second part of the noir novella Aurélie by Chad Taylor, the author of Shirker, Electric, Heaven and Departure Lounge.
Aurélie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,440. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An art thief hired to steal Hokusai's Great Wave must free the original woodblock print from a radioactive safe left abandoned in the wake of the 2011 Japan tsunami. Aurélie is a fast-paced, tightly plotted modern noir short story from the author of the novels Shirker, Electric, Heaven and Departure Lounge.
Supercollider
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Chad Taylor's erotic short story 'Supercollider' first appeared in 1996. Now available with new cover art by Victoria Munro.
Rusty Blades (Short Stories 1988-90)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Five short stories by Chad Taylor, first published 1988-1990 'The Man at the Door,' 'Geisha', 'Two Friends', 'Girl from Mars' and 'Rusty Blades'.
Here She Comes Now
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Three short stories by Chad Taylor: 'Here She Comes Now', 'Close to You' and 'DIN.'
The Man Who Wasn't Feeling Himself
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Twelve short stories by Chad Taylor. First published 1995.
Heaven
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,120. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Urban
"You gamble, you believe in luck. Like if you're swimming, you believe in water. Right?" Robert Marling is on a losing streak. He's a struggling architect with a gambling problem, and a wife who is suing him for divorce. When he meets Heaven, a transexual streetwalker who glimpses the future in her dreams, his luck begins to change -- for better, and for worse.