About Me

Hi there. Thanks for reading my blog. I’m the author of the humorous, murder-mystery novels White Picket Prisons, The Sneaker Tree, and Time To Lie as well as the collection of humor essays Fifty Shades of Phil.  Although this is an author’s blog, don’t worry, I don’t blather on about my writing. I mostly make fun of stuff, which is my m.o. in life. I’m a father of three, husband to one, and life-long smart ass to many. My first fiction novel, White Picket Prisons, is an ode to the life-long friends that I grew up with and still keep in touch with to this day.  You can reach me at authorphiltaylor@gmail.com

91 responses to “About Me

  1. yourothermotherhere

    You had me at grilled cheese sandwiches…

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  2. Just finished reading your fantastic interview with Chris, and I want your book. I’ll try to get me a copy here in Spain, I don’t like e-books. So, if I can’t find any, I promise I’ll get it from Amazon or something like that.

    Hugs!

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  3. Well, you had Your Other Mother at grilled cheeses, but you had me even before then. It was the grand poobah line that pulled me in. Not enough people use the term grand poobah, including myself. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to reading your smart assery posts.

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  4. Found you through a random clicking..Naahh, you were highly recommended so I thought I’d drop by and stick around.

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  5. Hi there!

    Just to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the WordPress family award. If you choose to accept it simply follow the link below and instructions…

    Have a lovely day!

    http://suzie81.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/wordpress-family-award/

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  6. Morning! Congrats – you are one of the winners of my New Year competition and have won free advertising on my blog for a week. There is an issue with the widgets at the minute but I will sort this out asap!!

    Have a lovely day!
    http://suzie81.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/new-year-competition-week-1-winners/

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  7. Hey Phil my man I have nomiated you for the Blog of the Year Award for 2013, Stop on by and check her out~ http://wp.me/p32YrK-16X

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  8. Oh thank you for leading me to your blog – I had the best laugh JUST at the blurb line 😀 – fabulous!!

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  9. I nominated you for my shout out award! Your blog is awesome and deserved the recognition, so go here to get your award http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/its-that-time-again-but-a-little-better-this-go-around/

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  10. Grilled cheese, eh? I consider myself a connoisseur. I can respect a person who endeavors to make the best grilled cheese in the world. As I cannot taste one of your grilled cheese sandwiches, I will have to take your word for it. Be forewarned that I, also, make the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the world. Do we share a recipe? Let’s allow the world to wonder, shall we?

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  11. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here 🙂

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  12. Hi there Phil – am curious where you hail from – I assume UK native (because of your comment that cutely isn’t a word..and that the fact that you are a ervant to your animals and a purveyor of grilled cheese sandwiches) but your pic looks to be taken in the US – or is it Brighton? LIke your bookcovers – did you do them yourself too?

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    • Hi, thanks for stopping by. I’m actually from New York. I didn’t do my book covers. Fifty Shades and The Sneaker Tree were both done by Rene Folsom of Phycel Designs. Beautiful work at a very reasonable price. The cover for White Picket Prisons was done by some nameless bloke at Bookbaby.com

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  13. Hey Phil, about time I made my notch on your about page LOL
    Thanks so much for your support and taking the time to make the most out of my blog, it’s much appreciated, and I do notice 🙂
    Warm regards
    Don Charisma

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  15. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂
    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.
    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.
    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.
    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

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  16. hmmm – grilled cheese grand master? Do I get demerit points if I admit I’m not a huge fan of grilled cheese sandwiches? Don’t get me wrong … I LOVE cheese … all cheese, no exceptions … it’s the bread part. That’s my sorry confession.
    Looking forward to following you 🙂

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  17. I’ve nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You can check it out here: http://nerdinthebrain.com/2014/07/06/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    😀

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  18. Hi Phil,
    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It has led me to your blog, which I am now following.
    I am looking forward to reading your posts.
    Happy blogging!
    Nancy

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  19. I know we’ve already bonded over Sean Smithson, but wanted to say thank you for the blog follow…I hope you enjoy what you read. I look forward to continuing to explore your blog as well!

    Ann

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  20. Pleasure to meet you.

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  22. I’ve nominated/awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Check out my blog post to read more about it 🙂

    Bantam 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for the nomination and thinking of me, but I’m afraid I’ll have to decline. I just don’t like awards that make me create a new post and change my blog format. I know I sound like an ungrateful jerk, but that’s not the tone I’m trying to give.

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  24. I love your site. It is graphically pleasing to my eyes. Are you now a full time writer? Do you have any regrets about getting your master’s? I am thinking about whether or not to get my master’s. I’m only 23 and I’ve already finished undergrad. I’m just working and blogging now.

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    • No, I am not a full time writer, yet. And no, I don’t regret getting my Masters. It has helped me get jobs I couldn’t have with just a Bachelors, plus getting a Masters gives you a lot of practice writing long papers.

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  25. Everyone definitely needs ore humor in their lives Phil – me included! ~Elle

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  27. I’m not sure you do awards, but I LIKED nominating you and I hope you like being nominated 🙂
    http://jolenemottern.com/2015/03/12/creative-blog-award/

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Phil. Your’s is very interesting and entertaining. All the best with your writing for 2015.

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  30. Howdy Phil, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe. If you’re interested click on the link: https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-big-fat-award-ceremonystrike-two/

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    • Amanda! What are you doing? Are you mad at me? Are you not aware of the unspoken bloggers code? You’ve been blogging over a year now, you must know that giving a blog award is like sending a chain letter. Its the blogging equivalent of those emails from the Namibian King who wants to transfer half his fortune into my bank account. Seriously though, thank you for thinking of me. You’re so nice that for the first time ever I might consider accepting this one. Might.

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  31. Thanks for the follow Phil. I hope you enjoy your visits.

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  32. ” life-long smart ass to many ”
    That’s the only way to live.

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  33. Heyyloo! I just nominated your lovely blog for an award. Here you go. 🙂 https://babysteps22.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/premio-dardosno-im-not-cursing-you/

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  35. Bravo. A great About page. Better than many posts I have read in other blogs. Will be a pleasure following you.

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  36. Hi Phil..I stumbled in here and i think I’ll stay for a bit. Looking forward to reading your posts. 🙂

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  37. Interesting. I may search for the book. A real life liberal arts major turned writer, wow! As an English degree holder, and not much of an English degree job holder, I envy you.

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  38. Thanks for the follow, from one smart ass to another!

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  40. I’m glad I found your blog Phil! Your Tuesday top 10 sucked me in! I found myself reading about way cats are better than dogs and well, of course I HAD to read why dogs are better than cats! I love your movie suggestions. I’m in!
    I look forward to seeing more of your writing!
    Penny

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