Douglas S. Taylor spent most of his childhood in Medford, Oregon graduating from Medford Senior High School in 1981. From there, his life extremely changed for the better where he entered the United States Air Force originally as a Power Production Specialist before joining the elite Combat Operations and Joint Task Forces that took him all over the world working alongside with the United States Army, the Marines, and of course, the Navy.
In 1989 from a remote location in Alaska, Taylor was sent to Operation Desert Shield. Before his plane landed, the operation turned into a full-blown war, the first war with Iraq, “Desert Storm” where Taylor along with the ventures and missions of his unit, he did more than his part winning the U.S. Air Force’s “Bronze Star” along with the Purple Heart and several other additional awards for his valiant and prestigious career.
Taylor saw much of the world because of his career with the United States Air Force. Due to his injuries sustained in Iraq, Taylor was honorably discharged and out-processed in Malmstrom, Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana where he would eventually meet his loving wife, the former Laura Jean Anderson.
Douglas and Laura became married in 1996 and he spent time honing his computer skills and additional training along with his education while serving in the USAF. Taylor began using his degree in Computer Information Services developing web, mail, and network systems from his own house. Taylor began furnishing a homegrown Internet Service Provider from his home.
By 2000, Taylor was asked to join the South Dakota State Government under Governor Janklow as a web development consultant in Pierre, South Dakota. Taylor then worked directly with the Governor’s Office as a consultant up to “9/11” and was also asked by the Governor to help with the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications to prepare various agencies adapt to new web development applications and software. During this period, to add with several anti-terrorism and key systems with expediting critical information to the various associated state and federal agencies. Taylor designed, and implemented several applications and procedures for State Government.
Shortly afterwards, Taylor was asked to come aboard full time as a State Employee as a Senior Web Developer and Designer. Taylor continued to lead the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications in web developing and designing for all the state agencies before he moved on to the Judicial System and working briefly there.
By 2006, Taylor’s new novel became published, the first of currently two books in the “Chronicles of Caledon” series that allowed another page of his life to turn. Laura and Douglas then moved out of Pierre, South Dakota to their new home South Dakota’s Northern Black Hills.
By 2007, Taylor written his second book and began to think about creating a blog site, an on line publication utilizing the blogosphere and the social networks such as MSN, Facebook, and the growing popular, Twitter services.
It was during these times, Douglas created the “Douginator Online Magazine” that later moved from MSN to WordPress. There, Douglas brought forth to the world his flair for horror and began several series to include the “Werewolves of Deadwood,” “Blackstone Rising,” and several others.
Taylor, using nothing but free services and his own time, he promoted the “Magazine” his blog on WordPress building a fan base along with those on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and so forth.
In 2012 late, he created his third novel, an eBook novel available only on Amazon-Kindle called, “Tales From Under the Concrete” which is a collection of short-stories of the very best of the original series of the same name on the “Douginator Online Magazine.”
The “Tales From Under the Concrete” is not only available internationally through Amazon-Kindle, but gave way to the birth of DarkWorks Entertainment, L.L.C. which is the electronic publishing endeavor of his literary and graphic arts designing of his business that is all completed daily from their home office right in Deadwood.
In February 2013, Dark Works Entertainment took over “The Douginator Online Magazine.” The new name and a new focus of his literary and graphic arts of his business are now making its way through the social networks and Internet.
Douglas’ passion continues in writing, publishing, and designing stunning graphic arts for their small publishing company here in Deadwood, South Dakota.