Carol Taylor is a publishing professional with over 20 years in the book industry, as an editorial consultant and book editor, formerly of Random House, Inc, and as a best-selling author of nine books, published by Simon & Schuster, Viking/Penguin, and John Wiley and Sons. Her specialization is multicultural books. She also lectures on book publishing, the editorial process, and creative writing in the undergraduate City College Publishing program started in 2000 with Walter Mosley, and in the adult publishing program at New York University School of Professional Studies (NYU-SPS).
She is the co-founder of Edit1st, an editing company founded with Troy Johnson founder of AALBC.com. Founded in 1998 AALBC.com is the leading African American Literary Book Club with up to 100,000 monthly visitors.