Book Preview: “In Search of…”

Baltimore native Kyle Taylor’s Book: “In Search Of…” is an entertaining collection of short stories filled with characters searching for the things they desire most in life— be it vengeance, fame or a fabled treasure, they are determined to do what they must in their search for it. How far is one willing to go to attain that which they seek? For each of them, the journey is just as crucial as the destination.

Kyle S. Taylor, Baltimore native and author of “In Search Of...”

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Kyle S. Taylor, Baltimore native and author of “In Search Of…”

“The Coldest Winter” features a character searching for an explanation as to why he is suddenly compelled to visit the grave of a loved one, something he has deliberately avoided doing for years.

In “The Savior of the City,” the protagonist was forced to deal with overnight fame and fortune. But when it begins to fade, he searches for a way to reclaim it, as he has become addicted to it.

In both “The Letter to Erik” and its response, “The Letter to Charles,” both authors seek understanding from the other as they have conflicting ideologies on how to address the many issues facing black men, women, and children in America.

Whether it be, the location of a fabled treasure (“The Water of Life”), revenge (“The Last Kiss”), or fame (“The Savior of the City”), each protagonist is longing for something that they feel will make their lives whole, and living worthwhile.

Taylor is a 2001 graduate of Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson. He graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 2005 with a B.A. 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 Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record, The Afro American Newspaper, The Baltimore Times and The Catholic Review.

Taylor has also served on the speechwriting team for Carolyn W. Colvin, the former Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration.

In Search of… is currently available as an ebook and in paperback. The ebook is available in Apple’s iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes and Noble’s Nook store, and in Google Play’s, and Kobo Books’ ebook stores. The paperback can be ordered on Amazon’s, Barnes & Noble’s, and Books-A-Million’s websites.

More information about Kyle Taylor, his novel, and direct retailer links, can be found on his blog: www.kylestaylor.blogspot.com.