LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Erica Taylor, wife of Jermain Taylor, former Middleweight Champion of the World, is the mother of five children! One day, when one of her children started talking about an imaginary friend, Erica was curious. She began to ask questions of the child, and it didn't take long for this invisible character to become a part of the Taylor household.
Erica did what any mother with an English degree would do--she wrote a children's book, based on the imaginary friend, named Figler.
The book is being published by Parkhurst Brothers and will go on sale April 15. On April 19, Erica will have a book signing at Barnes and Noble at 2 p.m. Two days later Erica is in Augusta, for a book debut, reading and signing at the library there. It's set for 11 a.m. On April 29, Erica will debut the book in Forrest City at 5 p.m. at the library.
For the record, all of these appearances are for real. Only Figler is imaginary until you buy the book.