One of Britain’s most prolific authors, Michael J H Taylor began his meteoric writing career at the remarkably young age of 19, when a major publisher gave him the opportunity to contribute to a world-famous yearbook. Soon he was writing two, three and even four books a year under his own name, allowing his work to reach a much wider audience. This prestigious output of aero-space and other books exceeded 100 titles by the year 2000, gaining him five-star reviews and multi-million sales, with many translations to satisfy worldwide demand. In a major shift, and after producing three internationally acclaimed one-million-word books, in 2003 he gave up his previous writing genre to become a full-time novelist. His home, a converted Victorian school in a picturesque Somerset village, gave him initial inspiration to write historical novels based on areas of the West Country made famous in Thomas Hardy classics. Then, after completing his third historical novel in 2009 to form a trilogy, he changed to modern storylines for his later novels. His new book for 2018 publication, The Boy Caught in the Starlight, is to be the first in a series of adventure novels.
The ordinary life of an intelligent 13-year-old boy, Jake, who is fascinated by the thought of becoming a daredevil adventurer, takes an extraordinary turn when he accompanies his dad to meet Professor Septimus Kneebone. Although the meeting is to bu [...]
After recent publication of The Boy Caught in the Starlight, two Christmas book signing events followed in quick succession. At the Westpoint Centre in Exeter, thousands of people had their first opportunity to get ‘close up and personal&rsquo [...]
Release of The Boy Caught in the Starlight in September 2018 not only marks the occasion of Michael J H Taylor’s first novel with Austin Macauley, but also his 134th published book in the UK and worldwide. According to a marketing expert in 20 [...]
I am considering delaying completion of my next novel to pen instead my frustration over Parliament’s handling of Brexit. In 2016 the British people voted to LEAVE the European Union and disgruntled ‘Remoaner’ MPs have absolutely n [...]
As a career author with many published books, I am amazed how often talented writers are sidelined by a rigid publishing industry. Okay, so Austin Macauley bucks this narrow-minded and blinkered trend and provides an outlet for undiscovered authors [...]