Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm Ted Tayler and I have 18 titles available on Amazon. 16 of which are in both kindle and paperback.
We'd Like To Do A Number Now (2011)
The Final Straw (2013)
A Sting In The Tale (2013)
Unfinished Business (2014)
The Olympus Project (2014) Phoenix #1
Gold, Silver, and Bombs (2015) Phoenix #2
Nothing Is Ever Forever (2015) Phoenix #3
In The Lap Of The Gods (2016) Phoenix #4
The Price Of Treachery (2016) Phoenix #5
A New Dawn (2017) Phoenix #6
Something Wicked Draws Near (2017) Phoenix #7
Evil Always Finds A Way (2017) Phoenix #8
Revenge Comes In Many Colours (2017) Phoenix #9
Three Weeks In September (2018) Phoenix #10
A Frequent Peal Of Bells (2018) Phoenix #11
Larcombe Manor (2018) Phoenix #12
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Larcombe Manor is the final book in The Phoenix Series. It felt the right time to close the series. The stories are still out there to be told, but my journey was over.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I'm aware of. I had a system of sorts. I sketched out a plan for the books with a list of events, places and characters. Then, I let the characters take me where they wanted to go. I enjoyed the surprises along the way. We generally ended up close to where I first imagined.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I enjoyed Shakespeare, Dickens, Conan Doyle and Christie as a young man. These days I follow Rankin, Lindsay, Child, Cornwell and Slaughter,
What are you working on now?
Promoting the books I've written. There are np plans for any more books.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
As wide a selection as possible. Some work very well for me, others provide moderate returns, so I use them less frequently. Freebooksy has always been the consistent star.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing something every day
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never give up.
What are you reading now?
The sixth book in the Hillary Greene series by Faith Martin.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Retirement. I was unwise to start writing at 67. Six years later with 3 books per year published has taken its toll. I need a break.
What is your favorite book of all time?
A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
The opening lines appear in Larcombe Manor – my homage to the great man.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."