Writing

If Dominick Dunne and Sam Shepard gave birth to a girl playwright-novelist it would be Taylor Barton. She's got an ear that's sophisticated and worldly, yet her work captures the dark complexities that burn beneath our societal fabric. Compassionate, clever, quirky, and cutting are just a few words to describe her talent.

She has released a novel, Hotheaded Saints, an evocative murder mystery; made a film on her husband, 50 WATT FUSE, ( which was an official selection at Mill Valley Film Festival) and written dozens of plays. After two decades of dialogue and melody, a new voice emerged. Her lyricism took shape in prose and she is currently launching a new solo show, "Breaking the Echo" a alt/folk odyessey of her life. All her work is available on Itunes and Amazon.

Her first play Pedro N' Pete; A Rock n' Roll Odyssey, debuted at Synchronicity Space and was the last show at the legendary Greenwich Village, Village Gate. The Eric Clapton Breakfast Club, a raucous kitchen-sink soap opera, won a finalist in the 15th Playwright's Forum, and 'The Moving Arts' nationwide One-Act Competition.

She has been produced and/or workshopped by some of NYC's legendary theatre's such as La Mama, Naked Angels, The Village Gate, Marymount Theatre, Alice's Fourth Floor, and The Woman's Project. She is a member of the Women's Project.

Condom Eddie

Taylor Barton

Condom Eddie by Taylor Barton

Coming: May 24, 2024

‘Condom Eddie’ is a searing psychological thriller chronicling a man whose aberrance lurks in the shadows of everyday life. The story commences when an adult woman, who was adopted, discovers she has a biological brother who is a convicted sex offender. A nurture versus a nature ensues while Eddie lures her into an evil labyrinth by exploiting their blood bond. Eddie’s deception rips through each character’s life weaving a vicious cycle of destruction, while his sister tries to intervene offering a chance for redemption. ‘Condom Eddie’ is a cinematic page turner that builds like a slow tsunami of corruption and abuse, leaving no one untouched.

“Taylor Barton’s CONDOM EDDIE is easy to follow. The emotional trauma had a long-lasting effect. The unpredictable plot and seeing the inner turmoil each person was experiencing captivated me, and I read without a break. I recommend Condom Eddie to anyone who enjoys reading a book with a psychological twist.”

—Stephanie Chapman, Readers' Favorite

I Pitched A Tent in Hell

Taylor Barton

Published: Aug 15, 2020

Reviewed by Michael Gardner for Readers' Favorite:
Most audiobooks are stories read aloud. As works of art, they can also be enjoyed as a written text. As far as I’m aware, I Pitched A Tent In Hell is unique as an audiobook because it’s a distinctly aural experience. It must be ‘heard.’ As I entered Taylor Barton’s world, I expected a memoir about her music, the people she had met, and how various events had determined the course of her life. And then, at the end of the first section, she breaks into song. Wow, what a voice! Taylor Barton has the kind of voice I could happily listen to for hours on end. I did, experiencing the reading equivalent of ‘I couldn’t put the book down,’ listening to the entirety of the audiobook in one go.

Taylor Barton’s music is beautiful. It’s filled with pain, sorrow, happiness, joy, and ultimately the pure expression that comes from an artist who has found resolution in her sense of self. The ‘book’ parts explore some of the key moments of her life, not as a linear narrative, but more as a baring of the soul, with each section concluding with the song she was inspired to write from the experience. There’s nothing candy-coated here. It’s a frank look at her life covering everything from depression to being kidnapped in India to love, grief, and her recent disillusionment at society’s loss of humanity in what she eloquently describes as “the regurgitation of hate.” Overall, I Pitched A Tent In Hell is a deeply moving experience for the listener. It left this listener with one question though: where do I buy the album? I want to listen to her music again and again.

Pedro 'n' Pip

Taylor Barton (Author)
Dana Cooper (Illustrator)

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Published: Jul 21, 2016

Pedro ‘n’ Pip is a raucous, uplifting rock ‘n’ roll odyssey about a tenacious ten-year-old girl, named Pip, and a ‘rockoctopus’, Pedro, who she meets while scuba diving after anoil spill in the Gulf. Together, they forge a powerful friendship and unite sea creatures and landlubbers alike to help clean up our waters for the good of all. A funny, tender, courageous story meant to raise environmental awareness in our kids.

“Unique, entertaining and educational, Taylor Barton’s Pedro ‘n’ Pip will provide opportunities for discussion and learning and so would be ideal for use in class and as part of young students’ studies.”

—Hilary Hawkes, Readers' Favorite

Hotheaded Saints

Taylor Barton

Hotheaded Saints by Taylor Barton

Published: Jun 29, 2005

Read the synopsis (PDF).

“Revealing, dark and hopeful…Compelling and fascinating.”

—Rosanne Cash, Author and Singer-songwriter

“Mystery, Mayhem and humor ensue in Hotheaded Saints…A wonderful escape.”

—Adriana Trigiani, Best selling Author

“Beguiling.”

—Rolling Stone

“Gifted and Notable.”

—Vanity Fair

The Eric Clapton Breakfast Club

Taylor Barton

The Eric Clapton Breakfast Club by Taylor Barton

Read the sample (PDF).

“A special treat… Barton's play, The Eric Clapton Breakfast Club”

—Jay Miller, Patriot Ledger

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