This site collects together aspects of my genre writing, from westerns, to assorted stories and roleplaying material. People who have read something of mine and enjoyed it can use
this site to find more of my work, or to discover more about the characters and worlds in my fiction.
Comments and suggestions on the fiction and this website are welcome. My e-mail address is at the bottom of this page.
|Westerns||I have had 13 western novels published. This section has plot synopses and info on the writing and stories behind the books. There is also a bibliography of western resources.|
|Original Fiction||This is where to find works of original fiction, short stories and a poem or two. Most is s-f or fantasy related but there's some spooky tales and humour|
|Roleplaying Material||This section has a variety of roleplaying material, including an article on one-off roleplaying, and three frivolous adventures|
I'm delighted to say that a Blakes 7 novella by me is to be published as part of a hardback anthology by Big Finish Productions. The anthology will contain three novellas, by three authors, all set during the first season. My story is called Trigger Point. Some of the first stories I ever wrote were Blakes 7 fanfic (before I'd even heard the term fanfic), so it's awesome that a story of mine is going to be published in a properly authorised book that will be generally available. The anthology is due out in Nov 2013.
All my fanfic and related material is on my new site, dedicated to Star Wars and Blakes 7. Have a look on Corellia's Dream
I've been too busy writing to update the website recently, but there's some good news as a result.
I've had a new western accepted by Robert Hale. 'Darrow's Gamble' is the fourth in the Darrow series, and sees the return of Tomcat Billy and Irish. The story's taken a long time to come together, and I halted on it for a long time, but in the summer of 2012 I made an effort to sit down and get it finished. It changed tack a couple of times, including a change of title, but I'm really pleased with the way it turned out in the end. There's no publication date yet, but it may well be out at the end of 2013.
I have added the second Express Westerns anthology,A Fistful of Legends, which features a short story about Jonah Durrell, the hero of Two-Gun Trouble
I've now done a page on my most recent BHW, The Judas Metal. It's the third and final book about Williams and Hyde, and so forms a trilogy with Cullen's Quest and Hyde's Honour. This time, it's not just the mine that's under threat, it's their friendship. Has one of them betrayed the other for the sake of silver ?
There's lots of information about the process of developing and writing the book. I've taken so long to get around to this that the large print edition has also been published, and this is on the page too.
I have copies of Darrow's Badge for sale. This is the third book in the on-going series about aristocratic, arrogant Sheriff Darrow, and his English deputy, Hugh Keating, who is equally aristocratic, but a disarmingly honest coward.
Hugh is getting married, and Govan is getting busy; there's a carnival, Hugh's brother, Richard, is in town, and so are four thieves, who are most interested in the heirloom jewellery that Richard has brought along for Hugh's wife-to-be....
I have copies of Darrow's Badge, Hyde's Honour, and Navajo Rock available at bargain prices. Thesse books are now out-of-print, but I have copies for sale at £5 each, plus P&P. Autographs free ! I can accept payment by personal cheque (UK sterling), Postal Order or PayPal. Contact me to
find out more.
I am a part-time writer who lives in Sheffield, England, which is the best-kept secret in the Universe. No, really; lots of people come to Sheffield to study and half of them never leave again. I have a joint-honours degree in Archaeology and Ancient History, which has been of no practical use to me whatsoever. At university, I was chair of the roleplaying society and of the medieval re-enactment society. I share my flat with Diesel, a brown cat with a turbo-charged purr, Iella, a red and white Norwegian Forest cat, and Tycho, who is a lilac-point Birman. I don't go to the movies often enough anymore. I've been on the TV quiz show '15-1' three times and I won once. I've appeared in two seasons of Mastermind (2008/2010) winning both first round matches with a flawless specialised subject round. Well, if you'd scored 18 out of 18 on Mastermind - twice - you'd brag about it too. When I grow up, I want to be a racing driver :).
All original material on this site © Gillian F Taylor. Not to be printed, archived or distributed in any form whatsoever without my written permission.
This website was created by me, Gillian, with Wordpad and HTML 3.2. Thanks to Phil Hyde for advice on relative addressing and Steve Yates
for scanning images and general encouragement. Clip art downloaded from free-graphics.com.
All other credit and blame lies entirely at my door (but I'm never in).