Meet Phil Taylor. When he’s not being funny and sarcastic on his blog (The Phil Factor) he’s busy making you laugh at murder…well laughing along to his two self-published humorous, murder-mystery novels. Today is also the release of his latest book, Fifty Shades of Phil: It’s Not Mommy Porn, It’s Daddy Scorn. And on the blog, his Top Ten Tuesdays are not to be missed!
Name: Phil Taylor
Who are you? I’m Phil. So far that’s worked pretty well for me.
Three of your favorite things: Watching an amazing sunset, being in the company of true friends, and traveling to places I’ve never been.
What consumes your time? The fact that I have to work to pay the bills until one of my books catches on. I’d write full time if I could. My blog, my books and traveling to countries where English isn’t the primary language are what I’d do if I had the ability to control all of my time.
If you had to choose your last meal, what would it be? Seafood Alfredo. Shrimp, scallops and lobster meat in a creamy alfredo sauce over pasta accompanied by a frosty cold Corona with lime.
What keeps you sane? I’m not sure I am. I think sanity is a spectrum and we all fall somewhere on that spectrum with no one really ever scoring 100%.
What’s your favorite memory? Summer vacations before I was a grown up. Having that three months of summer that seemed to last a lifetime and every day of it was another adventure.
Do you have any idols or role models? I don’t know that I idolize anyone, but my writing role model is Hugh Howey. He started off like I did, just a guy writing and publishing his own stories until they caught on. Now, although he is hugely successful and writes for a living he is still a really nice guy.
What’s on your bucket list? I’d love in another country outside of North America, preferably where it’s warm year round. I’ve lived in New York my whole life and I’m pretty tired of the winters.
A question you’d like the next featured stranger to answer: If you could give one sentence of advice to one other person, what would you say and to whom would you say it?
If you’d like to be featured, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!