As she's fumbled her way from Palmdale CA to where ever it is she's found herself now, Taylor Bradley has written a collection of poems/poetic prose that reflects her unique view of reality. Rapidly approaching a quarter-life crisis, and newly diagnosed, she writes with an abundance of passion and confusion, sprinkled with the kind of absurdity and pretension that only a narcissistic millennial can achieve.
This is Taylor's second collection of poetry, short-stories, plays, and observations. She's decided to work on being her best self without medication, so this is the result of what happens when you remove all of the barriers between you and your demons. She's started a new chapter of her journey which is made up of consistent traveling, taking more risks, and crafting the life she knows she deserves.
THERE'S NO PLACE
After making a few radical life changes, Taylor found herself bouncing around the country, sleeping on couches, air mattresses, and the spare bedrooms of her friends' apartments. After two years of life on the road, she has written a collection of essays detailing her adventures driving around America and meeting artists, writers, and runaways alike.
A TIME FOR DEPARTURE
Nora Pollock, a 17-year-old girl, struggles to maintain her sanity while being forced to grow up in a modern, surrealist rendition of Sartre's No Exit in Somewheresville California, where the heat is the only thing that may get to you before the people do. When she decides it’s time to get out, she hitchhikes her way across America, meeting saints and demons alike along the way, and getting herself into trouble she’s not sure how to talk her way out of. (Young Adult Fiction)
BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEWS
Taylor has a way with words that is natural and effortless. She pulls you in, gets you attached, and then leaves you wanting more. I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves poetry, stories, wit, honesty, and those who just love to read!
Side Effects is a powerful collection of poems, short stories, and plays. It handles heavy topics such as depression and anxiety with intense honesty, which makes you want to read it cover to cover. The beauty of this book, besides the writing, is you can pick and choose which pieces to read based on the mood you're in or the struggle you want some insight to. Each section leaves you thinking more than the last and it is a great collection to have for young adults and anyone who feels alone. Ms. Bradley makes it clear to her readers that they are not alone. I highly recommend this book to young readers, readers who like a quick read , and anyone who finds themselves struggling with the darkness.
"Side Effects" is a wonderful collection of odd short stories, poems, and thoughts. I am not a reader of long, lengthy novels because I can never get myself to dedicate enough time to them. This book is perfect for a quick read. It is honest and charming about heavy topics such as depression and self identity, but presents as quirky stream of consciousness. Taylor Bradley doesn't put on any pretense in her writing. It is straight forward and thought provoking. I highly recommend for young adults!
PLAYS - FULL LENGTH
1976 - A Motel
A Dead Rabbit (VIDEO)
Nine Ring Circus
When the Lights Go Out
ONE-ACTS & 10-MINUTE PLAYS
One By One - A Crucible Adaptation (One-Act)
The Little Oranges (10-Minute)
Waffle House (10-Minute)
1950's Variety Show (A Collection of Parodies)
An Apartment in Chicago (One-Act)
The Gain and Loss of Understanding (10-Minute)
Bartholomew Roberts (10-Minute)
SHORT FILMS & WEB SERIES
The Kindness of Strangers
Out of Gas
The Ethereal District
Blind Date - A Collection