A. R. Taylor is an award-wining playwright, essayist, and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Southwest Review, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Magazine on Humor, Pedantic Monthly, The Cynic online magazine, the Berkeley Insider, Red Rock Review, and Rosebud, among others. The New Short Fiction series featured her short stories, and her work has been performed at the Annenberg Center and The Federal Bar. Taylor herself played the Gotham Comedy Club in New York and Tongue & Groove in Hollywood.
Kirkus Review called her fiction debut Sex, Rain, and Cold Fusion one of the 12 most cinematic novels of 2014.
Sex, Rain, and Cold Fusion
Prepare to meet physicist David Oster, a big thinker, a charming cad who flees Caltech and his three girlfriends for the Pacific Northwest, pastoral fantasy firmly in hand. Whatever will he do with all that rain, yet another beautiful woman, and several crazy physicists intent on his ruin? Obviously he needs to discover some entirely new physics principle, as yet unnamed, but can he deliver?
Awards and Recognition
- Sex, Rain and Cold Fusion - IPPY award for Best Regional Fiction
- De Golyer Prize in American Studies
- Writers Foundation of America - Gold Statuette for Comedy "Up The Nile"
- Male Novelists And Their Female Voices: Literary Masquerades - Short listed for the Henry Murray Award at Harvard University
- Head Writer on two Emmy Award winning documentary series for PBS
- Recognition from: Writers Guild East Fellowship competition, the NBC Program for New Writers, The Actors Theater of Louisville, and the Dana Fiction Awards