Riveting and informative.... The unique webbing allows readers to take this page-turner to the very end. -- Denyse Hicks, Ph.D., December 10, 2001
About the Author
Marlene Taylor, mother of two; a nationally recognized author, speaker and businesswoman is a firm believer in taking the cards one has been dealt in life, and using them to one's very best advantage. Hence, the title of her first novel, Life Is What You Make It, Darlin'. Having come from humble beginnings herself, in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is a living testament to the power of positive thoughts in action.
Ms. Taylor, whom some refer to as a creative marketing genius, now sees her mission as to help further efforts in uplifting our nation - by networking with small African American business-owners, assisting them in the development of their business and marketing plans. A self-starter, Ms. Taylor made her own way, graduating from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Having first worked for NCR as a territory manager, Ms. Taylor founded and grew her own million-dollar printing and direct marketing company in 1987.
Throughout the years, Ms. Taylor served on many boards of non-profit and for profit organizations, and received several titles including Business Executive of the Year from the former New-Penn-Del Minority Business Development Council. This was after a six-year stint in the Air Force working as an Air Traffic Controller. Ms. Taylor was selected to teach Air Traffic Control and did so for three years. And, because of her outstanding teaching ability, Ms. Taylor was then named to lead more than 15,000 Air Traffic Control students through the rigors of the control tower flight simulator, which she headed for more than two of those years. For her efforts she has received numerous commendations and citations from notable persons, including Hans Mark, the former Secretary of Defense.
Her writing career has taken Ms. Taylor to new heights, where she has self-published two books and is a contributing writer for the African American bridal magazine, For You as well as others.