Chandra Sparks Taylor is the author of Spin It Like That, which was chosen as a 2009 Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), as well as The Pledge, which is a 2010 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and The Promise.
She is the owner of Taylor Editorial Service, which specializes in editing manuscripts by both aspiring and established authors, and is a frequent workshop presenter and speaker. Her clients have included several New York Times and Essence bestselling authors. In addition to working for Kensington Publishing as the consulting editor for Arabesque romance, Taylor has also done work for Random House, Moody Publishers, Kimani Press (formerly known as BET Books), and Hyperion. She is a contributing editor for Hope for Women magazine and has also worked for Good Housekeeping, Brides Noir, Weddingpages, Newsday, The Morning Call and Romantic Times.
With anything she writes, Taylor's goal is to give readers a real message to which they can relate and apply to the reality of their lives. Her desire is to be the voice of the next generation and to be a shining example of Psalm 71:18: Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.
Visit her at www.chandrasparkstaylor.com or www.facebook.com/booksbychandrasparkstaylor, or email her at email@example.com.