10 Interesting Facts About Chief Chandra Taylor

I’m thrilled to welcome author Marilyn Meredith to the Power of 10 series. Today, Marilyn provides insight into Chief Chandra Taylor, an important character in her new release, A Crushing Death.

Here’s Marilyn!

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1. Chandra Taylor is fairly new to the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, as she replaced the retiring chief.

2. Besides being a female she is also African American.

3. Though she’s had several serious relationships, she’s never been married. Chances of her finding someone interesting in Rocky Bluff are slim.

4. She came from the San Francisco police department and is suffering a bit of culture shock in the small beach community of Rocky Bluff.

5. She tried not to make too many changes right away, but there were a few that had to be made.

6. She immediately became friends with the two female police officers, a bit slower with the male officers who are more resistive to the change in command.

7. She took over the job of public information officer from Ryan Strickland—causing a crisis for him.

8. It didn’t take her long to figure out the various relationships of her officers, especially the romance between Officer Gordon Butler and Lizette Gibbs.

9. Her past comes to Rocky Bluff to haunt her in the form of someone she once arrested and is now threatening her life.

10. Reluctantly, she must accept protection from the members of her police department.

A Crushing Death Final (2)


A pile of rocks is found on a dead body beneath the condemned pier, a teacher is accused of molesting a student, the new police chief is threatened by someone she once arrested for attacking women, and Detective Milligan’s teenage daughter is has a big problem.



F. M. Meredith who is also known as Marilyn Meredith is nearing the number of 40 published books. Besides being an author she is a wife, mother , grandma and great-grandmother. Though the Rocky Bluff she writes about is fictional, she lived for over twenty-years in a similar small beach town. Besides having many law enforcement officers in her family she is counts many as friends. She teaches writing, loves to give presentations to writing and other groups, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America, three chapters of Sisters in Crime and on the board of Public Safety Writers Association.

Where to find Marilyn…

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter


Once again, the person who comments on the most blogs during this tour, can have a character named after them in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. Tomorrow you can find me here: http://drusbookmusing.com

16 responses to “10 Interesting Facts About Chief Chandra Taylor

  1. You really have created an interesting character. When I was on the force, I had several female supervisors all of which were good. One was the commander of the division where I worked. She and I butted heads a few times over some of the investigations I was conducting, but we remained friends. She even asked me to write a poem about a mutual friend of ours who had passed away.

  2. Chandra Taylor sounds like an interesting character. It’s hard enough to take on a new job in a new location, but having a stalker after you too, well, I’d say this book has some conflict. By the way, you look quite happy sitting there with all those books you’ve written on a fairly good size rack. I hope to be there some day.

  3. I seem to be having problems getting my post to “take”. I didn’t think I’d like the new female police chief, but I really do. I can see new avenues to future stories opening up with the addition of her to the RBPD.

  4. Personally, I really like the new police chief, especially after reading your new book. I didn’t think I’d like the change, but I find her fascinating and see new stories opening up for you with you in the picture.

  5. Fun facts about Chandra. I love dropping hints about my characters’ backstories into my narratives… helps readers learn about them the same way they do real people, a little at a time. Makes them seem even more real — and tantalizes them with mysterious bits they keep coming back for. That’s my aim with my Skylark series, anyway.

    It’ll be fun getting to know Chandra better as the series progresses…

  6. I was surprised how quickly I took to Chandra. The Rocky Bluff P.D. was “set” in my mind, and here was someone rocking the boat! (sorry about the pun) Your characters are so real to me, it was like a change in my real life, ha!

  7. You have created quite a detailed back story for Chandra. How do you reveal this back story to the reader? Through dialogue, narration, a prologue or ? The question came up this week on another blog. Wondered what was your method.

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