Beth Taylor is a newly published author with the 2012 release of her book "Bless Them Father, for They Have Sinned." The book chronicles her journey of discovery dealing with repressed memories of child sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy. Taylor has earned awards in journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, political consulting, video production, and photography. She was also recognized for her business skills by the Mississippi Business Journal. She is a civic leader who has been recognized for her community service by the Gulf Pines Girl Scouts Chapter. Over the years Taylor has had a varied career in communications from political public relations where she served as a liaison to the White House staff, to journalist, television news and sports anchor, healthcare marketing, advertising, video productions, plus web site designing and hosting. During her television career, she was Mississippi's first female television sportscaster. Taylor has earned nearly 100 international, national, and local awards in the communications profession. In 2011 she earned the PRism Award and Best of Show Award from the Public Relations Association of Mississippi for work on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. Additionally, she earned three first place awards from the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi. Taylor was also part of the communications team at The University of Southern Mississippi which earned a Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. She's listed in Marquis Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the Media and Communications. Taylor was named one of Mississippi's 50 Leading Businesswomen in 2000 by the Mississippi Business Journal. In 1999 the Advertising Federation of South Mississippi awarded her the Silver Medal Award of the American Advertising Federation for outstanding creativity, commitment to the industry, and service to the community. That same year she was selected to - and completed - the Leaders for a New Century Program sponsored by the Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce. In November 1998, she was named one of the Top 100 Video and Multi-Media Producers in the United States by Audio-Video Multimedia Producer magazine. Also in 1998 she was presented the Community Service Award of Gulf Pines Girl Scout Council. Taylor, a New Orleans native, is a 1977 graduate of Louisiana State University.