Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: My Ideal Partner by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Pages: 174, Kindle Edition

Published: 2016

Genre: Nonfiction/ memoir

My Ideal Partner is Abbie Johnson Taylor’s new book. Its memoir about her married life, how she met her husband and their year of struggles together. You might know her from her writings and the interview I took two years before. You can read the full interview here.

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Interviews

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Abbie Taylor

1- Hi Abbie and thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell me a little about yourself and your background? 

I’m visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was partially paralyzed by two strokes. Before that, I was a registered music therapist and worked for fifteen years in a nursing home and volunteered at other facilities that served senior citizens. I also facilitated a support group for the visually impaired, taught Braille, and served on the advisory board to a trust fund that allows blind and visually impaired persons in the state of Wyoming to purchase adaptive equipment. I write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. I’ve published a novel and two poetry collections. I hope to eventually publish a collection of short stories.

2- Since you are a published poet as well as a novelist, what do you have to say about two different aspects of writing?  

Writing prose and poetry are two different things, but I enjoy both. At one time, I wondered if I should stick to one genre but realized that would only squelch my creativity.

3- When did you decide that you want to be a writer? 

In the earlier part of this century while I was still working at the nursing home, I started writing as a hobby, but with my busy schedule, it was hard to find time to write. When I married my late husband in 2005, he convinced me to quit my day job and write full time, and I’ve been doing that ever since. Continue reading “AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Abbie Taylor”