Jonathan A. Taylor is a San Francisco based writer and designer. He studied Theater and then, naturally, went on to design user-friendly software for such companies as Google, Nokia, and most recently General Electric. Jonathan started writing at a very young age. He has written books and numerous articles on design. He is now concentrating on works of fiction. He is fascinated by the moments in a person’s life that are defining and revelatory, often without the person being aware of them. Jonathan’s works attempt to explore how despite the gravest challenges, defeats, and mistakes, we humans are capable of resurrecting ourselves and find some saving grace in ourselves to carry on as best we can. These challenges can cover the gamut of great challenges and regrets such as moments from child sexual abuse to show downs with parents and other self-defining moments. Jonathan’s passions include theater, opera, singing, music, travel, reading, social justice, and cooking. And all of these passions figure prominently into his writing. A leader in the community of alternative sexuality, he is the title holder of the 2013 International Master/ slave education title along with his life partner Morris Taylor. The Goldberg Variations is his first works of fiction.