Monday, April 18, 2016


Over the next several weeks, I'm going to be posting some fun facts about my newest book.

CHASING FIREFLIES takes place in China.

It is based off of some of my daughter's experiences while she spent a semester there teaching English.

Here's an interesting little tidbit about China--one that I incorporated into my novel.

Before the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China built somewhere around 50,000  adult playgrounds.
They wanted to boost the nation’s fitness level. 

Wouldn't it be fun to have these "adult playgrounds" in your neighborhood?
I think so!

Of course, in the end, this book is not specifically about China. Above all, it’s a love story.

My sisters think I’m crazy.

But, I’ve never forgotten the mysterious woman from my childhood who told me Paul is the name of my one true love.
She told me to search far and wide for him.
I haven’t stopped looking ever since.

When I stumble across an article about a successful American entrepreneur named Paul who lives and works in China, I’m intrigued. When the opportunity to teach English in China presents itself on the same day, I know it’s not a coincidence.

It’s destiny.

My sisters say I’m chasing a dream.

Just like the fireflies we tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp.   Will my quest for the elusive Paul always be just short of fulfillment?

My sisters tell me it’s a fool’s errand.

Until I remind them of the day we saw the Red Bird.
The memory silences them.
The Red Bird Incident remains inarguable—and proves my search for Paul is not a silly fantasy.

I will find Paul . . . I will.


CHASING FIREFLIES will be available for pre-order on Amazon in May 2016 and will be released on July 1st, 2016.

ARCs available soon! If you are interested, please email me at taylordeanbooks(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll add you to the list. (Sorry, Kindle ebook only.)

All I ask in return is for a fair and honest review on Amazon and Goodreads.

The prequel novella is now FREE on Amazon!
Grab your copy! I do suggest that you read it before reading my book--that way everything will make sense to you.

Join me next week for more fun facts about CHASING FIREFLIES! (Every Monday from now until release day!)

To see the next Fun Facts post, go HERE.


  1. I'd like the adult parks. Those look cool. Can't wait for your release. This is one of the best romances I've read!

    1. What? THANK YOU! You're making me smile from ear to ear. Seriously!
      BTW, my daughter pictured above is the one you met--she went blond!

    2. Yeah, I figured that was her. She's such a cutie.

  2. I really can't wait for your book! I think it's awesome that your daughter got to have that experience! I think I would be so afraid to visit China because of the fact that you can't say anything about God or the Bible! I'd get thrown in jail for sure.

    1. My mom and dad visited China. They even went to a sort-of church meeting there. It's an odd circumstance. They allowed them to meet, but there were many things that they were not allowed to talk about. So, they basically talked about how to live a good life. They couldn't mention Christ or anything else religious. Interesting, huh? It would be hard to visit and not mention anything about God.
      I would be afraid to visit China because I KNOW I would hate the food. My mom hated the food and lost weight while there. But my daughter LOVED the food. And she truly loved her time there. Can't wait for you to read it! Let me know if you'd like an ARC and I'll put you on the list!