Reading:  Old Books on Front, September 21!
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Reading: Old Books on Front, September 21!

I am honored to announce that I’ll be reading with two of my favorite contemporary writers at Old Books on Front Street on September 21 at 7 pm.  Here’s the lineup: Erik Shonkwiler:  author of Above All Men and “bastard love child of McCarthy, Hemingway, and Faulkner.” You can read my glowing review of Eric’s […]

Review:  ABOVE ALL MEN (Eric Shonkwiler)
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Review: ABOVE ALL MEN (Eric Shonkwiler)

I don’t usually review the books I read, but when I do it’s a book as good as Eric Shonkwiler’s Above All Men. There is a lot of comparing done these days of writers to Cormac McCarthy, and I find most such comparisons unmerited, to be honest. Not in this case. Rarely does a writer […]

Interview with Steph Post (A TREE BORN CROOKED, Fall 2014)
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Interview with Steph Post (A TREE BORN CROOKED, Fall 2014)

Hey Everyone! Steph Post, author of The Hunter, the Hunted and the Thief (2012) and A Tree Born Crooked (2014, Pandamoon Publishing), was kind enough to interview me about In the Season of Blood and Gold.  Steph is one of my favorite bloggers, and she asked some really great questions.  We discuss Daniel Woodrell and the […]

Buy a Signed First Edition!
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Buy a Signed First Edition!

Hey Everyone, In the Season of Blood and Gold is now available via Amazon (paperback and Kindle) and Press 53. Here’s what Charles Dodd White (A Shelter of Others) has to say about the book: “With ferocious economy and a great big heart, Taylor Brown writes one of the best debuts I’ve ever picked up. […]

“World without End” Finalist for Doris Betts Fiction Prize!
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“World without End” Finalist for Doris Betts Fiction Prize!

I was honored to learn yesterday morning that my story “World without End” was selected as one of eight finalists for the Doris Betts Fiction Prize, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network and judged by Liza Wieland, editor of the North Carolina Literary Review. This story was inspired by the 1976 Oscar-winning documentary Harlan […]

“An Unkindness” Published in Needle Magazine
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“An Unkindness” Published in Needle Magazine

The Spring 2014 Issue of Needle Magazine is available now! It features my story “An Unkindness,” as well as work from kick-ass writers like Heath Lowrance, Rob W. Hart, Patti Abbott, Jen Conley, Stephen D. Rogers, Court Merrigan, Sandra Seamans, Trent England, Christopher L. Irvin, William Boyle, William Dylan Powell, and Tom Joyce. And killer […]

In the Season of Blood and Gold Available for Pre-order!
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In the Season of Blood and Gold Available for Pre-order!

SIGNED copies of my debut short story collection, In the Season of Blood and Gold, are now available for pre-order!  Here’s what Robert Morgan (The Road from Gap Creek) has to say about the book: “Almost all Taylor Brown’s stories are family dramas, stories of blood and kinship, betrayal, and conflicted loyalties. Set sometimes in […]

“Black River” Published in The Baltimore Review
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“Black River” Published in The Baltimore Review

I’m excited to announce that my story “Black River” has been accepted for publication by The Baltimore Review.  I finished this story last year.  It’s actually set on a plantation during the Civil War. Just want to thank Barbara Westwood Diehl and the rest of the staff for selecting this piece for publication. Here is […]

Debut Story Collection Coming from Press 53!
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Debut Story Collection Coming from Press 53!

I’m happy to announce that my first book, a story collection, has been accepted for publication by Press 53!  In the Season of Blood and Gold will be coming out on May 3, 2014, which is National Press 53 Day.  It contains 12 stories, 10 of which have been previously published in one journal or […]

“El Monstruo” Published in Spinetingler Magazine
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“El Monstruo” Published in Spinetingler Magazine

Exciting news:  my story “El Monstruo” has been accepted for publication in Spinetingler Magazine, one of the oldest mystery/crime fiction zines on the web.  They were nominated for an Anthony in 2011, I believe.  Pretty awesome.  Big thanks to editor Jack Getze, author of the Austin Carr novels Big Numbers and Big Money, for the […]