Carol Taylor

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Carol Taylor is a 2-Time Bestselling Author

Carol Taylor, a former Random House book editor, has been in book publishing for over two decades and has worked with many of today’s top black writers. Carol has been featured in Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Honey, BET, Heart and Soul, The Boston Globe, The Daily News, The Chicago Sun-Times and Publisher's Weekly among many other publications. She has also appeared on BET Tonight with Ed Gordon and ABC Eyewitness News. Carol has written nine books and also teaches the editing and publishing process, and creative writing at City College and New York University (NYU) in their publishing certificate programs.

She is the editor of the bestselling Brown Sugar series. You can find her relationship column, Off the Hook: Advice on Love & Lust at She lives in Brooklyn, New York.  You can reach her at

Taylor is also the co-founder and editor with Edit 1st, AALBC’s manuscript editing service.  She is also an AALBC book reviewer.

Learn more at Carol Taylor’s official website

Carol Taylor has Written 24 Book Review(s) for
  1. Badass Black Girl: Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens by M.J. Fievre
  2. Bibsy by Brenda Ross
  3. Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice by Nkechi Taifa
  4. Blind Light by Glenda R. Taylor
  5. Dear Mary, Dear Luther by Jill Marie Snyder
  6. Everything I Know About Zombies, I Learned In Kindergarten by Kevin Wayne Williams
  7. Finding Heaven in the Dark by William L. Ingram
  8. Granddaddy by Cavis Adams
  9. Growing Up In The Nation’s Capital: We Made It, But It Took An Entire Village by Carrolyn Pichet
  10. How To Knock A Bravebird From Her Perch (The Morrow Girls) by D. Bryant Simmons
  11. Life AFTER the Down Low by Ingrid M. Ellis
  12. Life Is A Canvas by Joy Elan
  13. Martin Luther King Bullavoid by Etta B. Harbin
  14. Me First: A Deliciously Selfish Take on Life by C. Nicole Mason
  15. My Lovely Golden Rose: A Lifetime Of Poetic Reflections And Precious Memories by Carrolyn Pichet
  16. My View From The Summit (Vfs) by Nicole Thomas
  17. Neglected But Undefeated: The Life Of A Boy Who Never Knew A Mother’s Love by Jonathan Anthony Burkett
  18. Once Upon a Lie by Michael R. French
  19. Shoe Fetish 2: Grown Into High Heels by Sharon Bennett & Beatrice Moore
  20. Tales Of A Jailhouse Librarian: Challenging The Juvenile Justice System One Book At A Time by Marybeth Zeman
  21. Telling It Like It Is: The Remarkable Life Experiences of My Aunt Edna by Carrolyn Pichet
  22. The Culinary Art Portfolio of Josephine E. Jones by Wendy Jones
  23. White Gold by W. B. Garvey
  24. Wounded by Ben Burgess Jr.

10 Books by Carol Taylor