Mr. Taylor is a well-published independent research scholar specializing in the English Tudor era with numerous biographies reflecting that area of research. Furthermore, he has brought to light several individuals who provided the foundation for the famous and very popular cartoon character Betty Boop in addition to sharing for the first time the complete trial of Helen Kane and correcting incorrect information perpetuated about Betty Boop's origins. Mr. Taylor has had the privilege and honor of interacting with numerous popular actors such as Chevy Chase, Bob Newhart, Elliot Gould and Woody Allen in addition to members of English nobility and members of parliament.
Mr. Taylor's literary contributions have been spotlighted in various publications such as the Detroit Free Press, Livingston County Press, television interviews by WJRT, WANE and talk radio and numerous blog interviews. Furthermore, Mr. Taylor is an award winning sonnet composer, playwright and musician.
Mr. Taylor. Kudos for your work on those that helped to make Betty Bop the icon she is. Your work is appreciated. Tammi Glojji.
Dear James. I have been a fan of Betty Boop since I was a girl. I, like many, perpetuated the same incorrect information. I have since read your books and checked the facts to find your work was 'spot on'. I am sure Mae and Helen appreciate your efforts.
Dear James. I had thought of myself as a bit of a researcher with much to learn. I covered your books and publications regarding Betty Boop. I am glad to see there are still a few 'old school' researchers in this misinformation age. With all the work you have put forward, I hope you will help clear up the many misconceptions regarding the origins of America's sexy icon. Thomas B. Reflising, PhD.
Dear Mr. Taylor. We recently discussed pre-war media in class and of course Betty Boop came up. Our professor (I am a junior) began to recite information that was contradictory to your research that I conducted for the assignment . I later met with her and she reviewed your works and research. I will tell you, she scrutinized your research before discussing it in class two weeks later. I was honestly so surprised that she actually informed us that she was incorrect. Wow. I did not think she would do that. Just thought I would share that with you. Brenda, Portland OR.
James: keep up the great work. We need more researchers like you. Henry Timken, Nashville.
Honorably discharged veteran of United States Navy. Served on the U.S.S. Wichita AOR-1, "B" Division-1977-1983.
Served with Howell City Fire Department.
Student of ancient European, Egyptian and Chinese antiquities. Pictured is a 1st century limestone ossuary from Eastern Mediterranean.
Random Access Music studios has been producing music since 1988.
Mr. Taylor was fortunate to have studied at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Dr. Mason. This included a performance at Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Taylor is a cross-country runner. Appreciation of antique aircraft and flying single engine aircraft. Passionate about researching material for publication.
Additional performances on the Fisk organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
“Taylor succeeds in furnishing insights into the remarkable mind of this young, 16th-century Protestant noblewoman” & “serious students of English history will relish the new material offered here.” Publishers Weekly, Jan 2005. The Documents of Lady Jane Grey, Nine Days Queen of England, 1553.
“Mr. Taylor is an independent scholar who has not compromised traditional research values to provide his readers with thorough factual historical accounts instead of embellishing a few well-known facts as some modern authors do”. Detroit Free Press. 2008.
“James is a truly talented and gifted musician, author, poet and playwright. He is a respected independent scholar and his literary works have been openly accepted in academia and classrooms. It is refreshing to find an author who maintains traditional research values in this era of ‘armchair researchers.” Dr. Charlene Berry. Madonna University Library.
"James Taylor is a Renaissance man, delving into music, history, and writing in his decades long career. As a military veteran, composer, amateur astronomer, and historian, he brings a depth and breadth to his work that is priceless. His penchant for finding a good story in history and talent in finding true sources combine to create intelligent, engaging biographies that reveal his favorite aphorism: truth really is stranger than fiction." The Letterworks: Author Spotlight-2018