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Beyond the Coiffure: An Interview with J.D. Taylor, author of Hair Goes History

JD Taylor

J.D. Taylor is a former high school, adult education and college adjunct history instructor. He has published articles and letters in major newspapers, magazines and won a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. J.D. received a B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M. Ed from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from Georgetown University.

J.D. is a veteran of the 82d Airborne Division and a former court-appointed humane investigator. J.D. has published two other books. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

J.D. also published Beauregard: Canine Warrior and A Land of Mystery, Magic and Mayhem—a childhood in MacArthur’s Occupied Japan post-WWII.

You can buy Hair Goes History here.

Are you a writer, too? Submit your manuscript to Atmosphere Press.


Tell us the story of your book’s title. Was it easy to find, or did it take forever?

The title came to me like a bolt of lightning. An easy find. And it took no time.

How did it feel when you first saw your book cover? Or when you first held your book in your hands?

The cover and the book at first blush, sent me JUBILANT with the contentment of reverie.

Who/what made you want to write? Was there a particular person, or particular writers/works/art forms that influenced you?

The catalytic event of Nov 8th, 2016, as I witnessed the rise of a diabolical manifestation of a left-parted orange hairpiece surfacing as the next president of the United States: Donald J Trump.

What other professions have you worked in? What’s something about you that your readers wouldn’t know?

I’ve had a masterful career as a history instructor at many levels of education. I’ve had many moments in time with Extraterrestrials past and present. I am able to move a spaceship with a light and with MY MIND. Also witnessed. On a number of occasions, a video captures a scene with ETS contacting me through flashing amber lights.

If your book had a soundtrack, what are some songs that would be on it?

Music by the one and only Elvis Presley: “Blue Christmas” [season], “Burning Love,” and “Your Cheating Heart.”

What is one thing you hope readers take away from reading your book? How do you envision your perfect reader?

Readers will be enlightened historically. Most importantly, the readers and American people should be aware of Trump’s malignant vanity and criminal persona. Trump would vanish and hide like a cat in his proverbial woodshed upon exposure of his $60,000 hair system as documented in chapter 4 of my book. Trump’s hair is his Achilles heel. Like Paris’ arrow in the Iliad, Trump is consummated.

What new writing projects are you currently working on? Or, other projects that are not writing?

A biographical novel entitled The Story of an Intrepid One-Man Wolf Pack. Environmental and animal rescue.

How was working with Atmosphere Press? What would you tell other writers who want to publish?

Working with Atmosphere Press was honest, professional, expedient and near perfection. As the great Vince Lombardi said, in essence, always seek perfection which will never be attained; but along the way you will find excellence. With Atmosphere Press I achieved a great deal of excellence.


You can buy Hair Goes History here.

Are you a writer, too? Submit your manuscript to Atmosphere Press.

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