Kennesaw Taylor is a Southern Author. He is a survivor of and advocate against child abuse. His weekly column, in several papers, is in its forth uninterrupted year. The stories and photographs of his travels and life continue to reward him with new friends and followers from around the world. His work can now be found on hundreds of web sites and online news sources.
Born in Milledgeville, Georgia, he travels continuously and now resides temporarily in Miami, Florida to develop several projects. Kennesaw is a versatile and prolific writer, capable of writing on a variety of subjects.
His first book Informally Educated is a non-fiction that chronicles his early childhood. It is a graphic, detailed account of his family’s struggle to survive an encounter with a mad man. This book continues to sell worldwide, to social workers, teachers and survivors.
As with many survivors, Kennesaw used humor to break the cycle of abuse. His weekly column pokes fun at anyone not fast enough to get out of the way. I’m Ugly And Broke, I Got The South In My Mouth and the soon to be released I’ve Fallen And My Names Not Chuck, are compilations of his humor.
The Redneck Cooker is a humorous southern cookbook. It lays the blame for his formidable cooking skills on those who made him the redneck cooker he is, that is to say the women he grew up with.
The recently released, The Vampire’s Shadow, is a fiction. It is the story of the struggle between good and evil and begs the question, is a vampire evil, or is man the ultimate evil? An erotic thriller, it is infused with sex, blood and explicit death. The Vampire’s Shadow takes place in Columbia, South Carolina and is the first the series. The Goddess Of Ocean Drive, being written on location in South Beach, is the second.
B4:20: The story of one young man’s trip, down the reaper’s road. Follow Jaime Farmer as he begins a journey that many make and few return from. It’s an ugly tale of a descent into drug, alcohol and sexual addiction. The fictional follow up to Informally Educated, this book shadows those abused children who become abusers of anything that deadens their memories and fears. Many start on such paths by the age of eleven and die before the age of twenty.
Swab Dogs: A military fiction based loosely on actual events and places, trails an elite military unit supplanted in the US Navy as it travels around the world to identify and resolve problems other organization cannot touch.
Rapp 66: The second in the Swab Dogs series follows the dogs as they fight and eradicate pirates in the South China Sea.
Upon completing his Miami projects, Kennesaw and his wife Mary Carmen, a poet, have plans to relocate to Peru to write the third book in both, The Vampire’s Shadow and the Swab Dog sagas, on location in Lima. He will also finish The Cuban Cane Cutter, a book that takes place in Miami, Cuba and Lima, Peru.