Billy Taylor

After graduating from film school, Billy Taylor worked as an electrician on Lifetime Network’s “Good Sex with Dr. Ruth.” Feeling a need to be closer to what was happening in front of the camera, Billy became a dolly grip and spent the next decade on dozens of movies and television programs including “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” and “My Cousin Vinny.” After a back injury ended his grip career he worked for a boutique Wall Street consulting firm. Tiring of that, he and his wife moved to South Central Texas where he began writing full time. He is now a stay-at-home dad and writes between diaper changes, which he finds surprisingly similar to much of the work he did while on the set of a film.

Books by this Author

Based on the Movie

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Get on with it.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. You know, the guy in that book

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here, right now, answering this question.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Joan of Arc

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Gentle On My Mind" "Dreadful Selfish Crime" "Life During Wartime" "You Are My Sunshine" "Love Theme From A Summer's Place"

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