Kyle S. Taylor

Kyle S. Taylor is a 2001 graduate of Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Md., and graduated from Morgan State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s in English/Journalism. He has a professional background in communications and journalism, and has had articles published in several newspapers including The Baltimore Sun, The Afro American Newspaper, The Baltimore Times, and The Baltimore Business Journal. His debut novel Fate’s Destiny is currently available as an e-book on Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo Books. The paperback is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. Find out more about Kyle and his book on his blog

What was the impetus for writing this book?

The main plot of this book came to me many years ago. It revolves around God being in dismay at the state of the world and debating destroying it. Instead mankind is given one last chance, with its fate put in the hands of three individuals who are tested, and have no clue that they are essentially on trial for the sins of the world. I felt that it was an original and unique story, and one that could also be both entertaining and enlightening.

What’s the overall theme?

Choice. Many of the characters in the book are confronted with an issue—either an internal one, or an external decision they must make. Their choices play a huge role in determining their personal fate as well as mankind’s fate.

What surprised you about the development of the book?

 I was surprised at how many changes I applied to different scenes and characters from my initial concept. The initial concept of the main characters is vastly different than the final version that appears in the book, though the main plot itself didn’t change much. 

What one thing do you want the reader to remember forever?

 I would wish for the reader to remember that life is all about choices, and that every day we wake up, we make a choice of determining the person we want to be. The choice you make today may positively or negatively affect the person you will be tomorrow.

What did you learn during the writing process?

 I learned the difficulty in describing a scene in detail as it’s shaped in your mind. You only have words to use to describe whatever emotion and tension is present, and that is easier said than done at times.

Any advice for aspiring writers?

Hone your craft. Write on a regular basis and constantly work at becoming better. Read as often as possible. And edit, edit, EDIT!

What’s next on the horizon for you?

Next on the horizon for me is a follow up to this novel, as well as a few short stories. Hopefully these can be published a different points throughout 2015.