Meet the Author


Chandra Sparks Splond has published several books under the name Chandra Sparks Taylor. Spin It Like That was chosen as a 2009 Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association and The Pledge, was a 2010 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She is also the author of He’s Got Game, The Promise and The Greatest Gift of All.

Splond is the director of content marketing for Samford University and the owner of Taylor Editorial Service, which specializes in editing manuscripts by both aspiring and established authors and Live Life Creations, a personalized gift boutique. She is also a frequent workshop presenter and speaker. Splond’s clients have included several New York Times and Essence bestselling authors. In addition to working for Kensington Publishing as the consulting editor for Arabesque romance, Splond has also done work for Random House, Moody Publishers, Kimani Press (formerly known as BET Books), and Hyperion. She is a contributing editor for Hope for Women magazine and has also worked for Good Housekeeping, Brides Noir, Weddingpages, Newsday, The Morning Call and Romantic Times.

Splond graduated from Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama, and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa with a degree in journalism. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a member of the 2014 class of Project Corporate Leadership and the Alumni Publications Advisory Committee for the University of Alabama. She resides in Birmingham with her family and is a member of Forty-fifth Street Baptist Church.


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