Who Am I?

Taylor Marsh writes smart thrillers. Psychological thrillers found on the shelves with Barbara Copperthwaite, Megan Abbott, Rachel Hargrove… Taylor’s badass women tread where safe spaces are hard to find.

Marsh is an accomplished speaker and communicator. A former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly.  Wrote and produced her one-woman show, “Weeping for J.F.K.,” and dipped into talk radio. The author of two traditionally published non-fiction books, Taylor turned to fiction in 2016.

“I took big risks with my latest thriller. In MAY BE FATAL, I ask readers to go back and forth in history with the characters. The opening chapter occurs in 2009, with the next chapter ‘Present Day.’ It’s a puzzle, a riddle until the plot unfolds.” Taylor Marsh  

On Audible, the audiobook of Olivia’s Turn is a diabolical auditory ride. Read by Taylor Marsh and produced by Audiobook Theater, a division of MM Press.

Check out Taylor’s recent interview with New in Books.

Taylor was profiled in The Washington Post and The New Republic for her coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primary season. She has been interviewed by The New York TimesThe Los Angeles Time, New York Daily News, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera Media Network, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, among other outlets. She was an early contributor to The Huffington Post (2006) and has written for Washington, D.C.’s The Hill, as well as for U.S. News & World Report and for Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, among others.

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Thinker, artist, wife, author and writer, relationship savant, foreign policy watcher, recovering hyper partisan, Broadway babe, beauty queen, kitty whisperer, citizen of the world, #MeToo.

Some of my highlights

Everything begins with meditation and clearing my mind, getting to that place where the noise doesn’t enter. What rises in the silence is what I pay attention to when I write, which usually begins on the web, my laboratory since 1996.
Jerry Herman cast me in “The Grand Tour“ in my very first Broadway audition, making a childhood dream a reality. I didn’t even have an apartment in the city at the time.
Reading, and producing my first audiobook for Olivia’s Turn, an intense psychological thriller.
Devouring interviews with fiction writers in “The Paris Review.”

Here’s The Good Stuff. Some of My Best Work Is Featured Below.

Excerpt of Thriller MAY BE FATAL

By |January 20th, 2019|

A psychic profiler, a time puzzle, a psychological ride. When I decided to develop the thriller series Instincts(c). Floating a new and undeveloped idea to a group of readers familiar with my work, my newsletter [...]

Big Giant Book Rank in 2018

By |December 21st, 2018|

Big Giant Amazon Book Rank in 2018 IT WAS a big giant book step forward for me in 2018 and it happened because of you.On this Winter Solstice, I want to thank all of my [...]

Gillian Flynn, The New Thriller, and the Mystical Beyond

By |November 29th, 2018|

“I really do think the world can be divided into the people who like to look under the rock and the people who don’t want to look under the rock,” Flynn told me. “I’ve always [...]

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Top 10 Reasons I Became A Writer

By |November 23rd, 2018|

Top 10 Reasons I Became A Writer I knew I had something to say that would matter to people. Being intuitive is a gift that writing exploits in every possible way. Experiencing darkness [...]

Audible Offer: 5-Star ‘Olivia’s Turn’ Free

By |May 27th, 2018|

Audiobook Offer: Olivia’s Turn Free on Audible Another good book from Taylor Marsh. I loved it. Very exciting. Listened to it on #Audible with TM doing her own narration. Keep 'em coming!" - [...]

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Olivia’s Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey

By |January 16th, 2018|

Olivia's Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell the truth about other people.” - Virginia Woolf SOMEWHERE ALONG the experience of [...]

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Men Take Rejection Harder Than Women

By |August 14th, 2017|

Men Take Rejection Harder Than Women IF A WOMAN dumps a man she’s dating who loves her, you can bet his reaction and the fallout will be swift. He didn't heed the warnings [...]

How Meryl Streep Led Me to Writing Psychological Thrillers

By |June 13th, 2017|

How Meryl Streep Led Me to Writing Psychological Thrillers THE QUESTION from SolaFide Publishing focused on how I came up with the idea for Beltway Betrayers. I’ve been a writer, and journalist for [...]

Hillary Does Not Have a Winning Message

By |January 17th, 2016|

Hillary Does Not Have a Winning Message photo by Adam Schultz for Hillary for America cross-posted on HuffPostPol Mrs. Clinton and her team say they always anticipated the race would tighten, with campaign [...]