Jodi Taylor

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Jodi Taylor
BornBristol, England[1]
Website
www.jodi-taylor.com

Jodi Taylor is an English author of fantasy-style historical fiction,[2] historical romance[3] and romance[4][5] novels.

Biography[edit]

Taylor was born in Bristol.[1] She attended school in Gloucester.[1]

With her then-husband, Taylor moved to Yorkshire.[6] She worked for North Yorkshire County Council for almost 20 years,[6] in positions including library facilities manager.[7]

Her first book, Just One Damned Thing After Another, was self-published on two download websites.[4] That manuscript was subsequently purchased by Accent Press,[6] which published all her subsequent works through December 2018. Headline Publishing Group became responsible for publishing her works as of January 2019.

Taylor lives in Gloucestershire.

Reception[edit]

Just One Damned Thing After Another appeared on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list on 21 January 2016 at #74.[8] It earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it "a carnival ride" in a "world ... depicted in lush detail".[9] The review in Library Journal lauded the book's "appealing cast of characters", with "plenty of humor, lots of action, and even a touch of romance".[10]

Bibliography[edit]

The Chronicles of St Mary's[edit]

Taylor's flagship series follows the staff of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, especially historian Dr Madeleine "Max" Maxwell, as they time-travel to "investigate major historical events in contemporary time".[11]

Novels[12]

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another (June 2013)
  • A Symphony of Echoes (October 2013)
  • A Second Chance (February 2014)
  • A Trail Through Time (July 2014)
  • No Time Like the Past (February 2015)
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (August 2015)
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and History (May 2016)
  • And the Rest is History (April 2017)
  • An Argumentation of Historians (May 2018)
  • Hope For the Best (May 2019)
  • Plan For The Worst (April 2020)
  • Another Time Another Place (April 2021)

Short stories[12]

  • When a Child is Born (November 2013)
  • Roman Holiday (June 2014)
  • Christmas Present (November 2014)
  • The Very First Damned Thing (October 2015)
  • Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings (November 2015)
  • The Great St Mary's Day Out (August 2016)
  • My Name is Markham (December 2016)
  • A Perfect Storm (August 2017)
  • Christmas Past (25 December 2017)
  • The Battersea Barricades (23 April 2018)
  • The Steam Pump Jump (12 July 2018)
  • And Now For Something Completely Different (25 December 2018)
  • When Did You Last See Your Father? (5 September 2019)
  • Why is Nothing Ever Simple? (25 December 2019)
  • The Ordeal of the Haunted Room (25 December 2020)

Collections[12]

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's Boxset, Volume 1 (February 2015) – novels 1-3
  • The Long and Short of It (June 2017) - A collection of short stories (The Very First Damned Thing; When a Child is Born; Roman Holiday; Christmas Present; Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings; The Great St Mary's Day Out; My Name is Markham; A Perfect Storm)
  • Long Story Short (July 2019) – The second collection of short stories (Christmas Past; The Battersea Barricades; The Steam-Pump Jump; And Now For Something Completely Different; When Did You Last See Your Father?; Desiccated Water; Markham and the Anal Probing; Little Donkey)

The Time Police[edit]

Novels

  • Doing Time (October 2019)
  • Hard Time (October 2020)
  • Saving Time (October 2021)

Frogmorton Farm[edit]

Novels[1]

  • The Nothing Girl (May 2014)
  • The Something Girl (July 2017)

Short stories[1]

  • "Little Donkey" (February 2015)

Elizabeth Cage[edit]

  • White Silence (September 2017)[13]
  • Dark Light (September 2018)
  • Long Shadows (August 2021)

Writing as Isabella Barclay[edit]

  • A Bachelor Establishment (July 2015)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jodi Taylor". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Books". Accent Press, A Distinctive Voice in Publishing. Accent Press. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. ^ Taylor, Jodie (2015). A Bachelor Establishment. Accent Press. ISBN 978-1783759712.
  4. ^ a b Novelicious (9 October 2014), "Novelicious Chats To...Jodi Taylor", novelicious.com, retrieved 4 August 2017
  5. ^ a b "Isabella Barclay". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Scott, Catherine (24 April 2014). "Getaway to the sun brings new chapter for first time novelist". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  7. ^ Taylor, April (2 September 2014). "Interview with comedy/history writer Jodi Taylor". Luke Ballard, Detective, Apothecary and Elemancer keeping the Tudors safe at Hampton Court Palace. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Just One Damned Thing After Another". USA Today. Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Just One Damned Thing After Another". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz, LLC. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  10. ^ McArdle, Megan M.; Chadwick, Kristi (23 May 2016). "Chambers's Debut of the Month, Durbin, Vyleta, plus Newcomer Merbeth & Series Lineup / SF/Fantasy Reviews, May 15, 2016". Library Journal. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  11. ^ Taylor, Jodi (2013). Just One Damned Thing After Another. Abercynon, Wales: Accent Press Ltd. p. 11. ISBN 978-1910939482. Although the phrase 'time travel' is so sci-fi. We don't do that. Here at St Mary’s we 'investigate historical events in contemporary time'.
  12. ^ a b c "The Chronicles of St Mary's Series (9 books)". Goodreads. Goodreads Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  13. ^ Taylor, Jodi (25 June 2017). "White Silence". Jodi Taylor. Retrieved 4 August 2017.

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