About contributing your work or linking it to this site:
As the creator of this site, I use it as a reference point for my published writings. Please visit the Bookstore page to find links to and brief descriptions of my material for sale from the Smashwords site where they are published. Free samples are also available for all my books from Smashwords.
I also welcome independent, original work of what I consider to be good quality. To contact me about linking to or including your work on this website, send me an e-mail (see e-mail form to the left) with your proposal. I do not accept pornography, derivatives of other peoples published work (Star Wars, other movies or TV shows, Harry Potter, etc.) and unfinished work. I am not an expert of any kind, an editor, publisher, famous person or a very successful writer but I know what I like and do not like and make my judgements accordingly. Although I, as the owner of this site, reserve the right to accept or reject any proposed postings, I will give every request serious consideration and a respectful reply by e-mail. Also, please note that, at this time, this site is not set up for financial transactions. All my sales occur either at Smashwords directly or through retail outlets such as Amazon, Borders, etc.
I am very happily married, have three children and enjoy life immensely, especially since I retired in 2009. Money is tight but love, family, friends and writing form the core of my life.
Yes, I was a cog in the industrial machine, grinding out reams of technical and business writing to support the once mighty American manufacturing colossus. I worked to design products, improve quality, improve employee safety and industrial hygiene and comply with environmental standards, (all of which I support) at various times in my life. After serving honorably in the U.S. Navy for 4-years and working my way through college, I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan in 1966, taught math and science in a Detroit high school for one year then went into the diamond tool industry in which I worked as a technician, supervisor, engineer and manager at various times. I loved my work, both its technical and creative aspects but as the years wore on I felt something was missing.
Then a strange and frightening event occurred in the early spring of 1995 – a bolt of lightening from the God of Letters. “Fiction,” She said. Bit-by-bit I tried it, a little more each year till it became for me the quixotic enterprise it is today. Yet, I can’t complain because I found in this experience a liberation of style and content that is very appealing, drawing me into a new kind of grinding – a love/hate endeavor that wears the repetitive trudge down to fine dust and replaces it with the intrigue of words woven through the mysteries of the heart.
My best wishes to you, Harden Taylor