Marlene Taylor distinguished herself having won the title, Business Executive of the year from the New-Penn-Del Minority Business Council and by graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. This was after a six-year stint in the Air Force working as an Air Traffic Controller.
At the age of 10, Marlene declared that she would be an artist, and as an artist would suffer in order to know happiness and experience heartbreak in order to know true love. She has persisted in her determination to experience as much as life has to offer, by holding the various titles of African jewelry designer, surgical nurse, air traffic controller, homemaker, mother, business tycoon, role model, writer, and publisher.
Included among the many awards, honors, and medals she has acquired throughout the years, Marlene holds most dear; a letter of recognition from Hans Mark, then the Secretary of the Air Force, awarded when she trained many an Airman to a successful completion of the difficult Flight Simulator.
She incorporated her own one million dollars direct marketing firm and then began writing. Marlene Taylor has spent more than thirteen years making a study of the soul and what it takes to be truly human. Her first novel, Life Is What You Make It, Darlin’ and now A Silver Tongue, are expressions of her findings. She is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.