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Gary Taylor is a veteran journalist and author of the award-winning true crime memoir Luggage By Kroger.

Background Information


During a forty-year career as a newspaper and magazine journalist, I have covered crime, courts and legal affairs for multiple publications, including The Houston Post, The National Law Journal and Time Magazine. I began my career after graduation from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, where I won the Walter Williams Award as the outstanding writer in the class of 1969.  
As a newspaper reporter, I was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize on a series of stories that freed an aging convict from prison and I won the Texas UPI Enterprise reporting award for stories exposing police corruption. As a freelance journalist from 1980-1997, I expanded my expertise to business writing, sports and larger general interest stories. Since 1997 I have specialized in business reporting as a staffer for trade publications covering the chemical and oil industries. Find more details on my web site at
Birth Place
St. Louis, MO USA

1969--Walter Williams Award as the outstanding writer in the Class of 1969 at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
1976--Pulitzer Prize nomination for investigative reporting by The Houston Post
1978--Texas UPI Enterprise Reporting Award

Additional Information

My true crime memoir, Luggage By Kroger, has been recognized as one of 2009's top true crime thrillers with honors from five different national book competitions. The scorecard: * True Crime Silver Medal from the 2009 IPPYs * True Crime Bronze Medal and Finalist for Book-of-the-Year from the 2008 ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year Awards * True Crime Runner-Up in the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards * True Crime Finalist in the 2009 USA Book News Awards * General Nonfiction Runner-Up at the 2009 New York Book Festival

Favorite Links

Taylor's Hole in the Web
My personal web site.

On Wikipedia
Wikipedia article

New Criminologist
Author interview

On Amazon
Amazon book detail page with link to Amazon author page.

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