K.J.Taylor was born in Australia in 1986 and plans to stay alive for as long as possible. She went to Radford College and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at the University of Canberra, where she returned to obtain a Master of Information Studies in 2012. She now holds down a “real” job as an archivist.

She published her first work, The Land of Bad Fantasy, through Scholastic when she was just 18, and went on to publish The Dark Griffin in Australia and New Zealand five years later. The Griffin’s Flight and The Griffin’s War followed in the same year, and were released in America and Canada in 2011. The Shadow’s Heir, The Shadowed Throne and The Shadow’s Heart have now joined them in both Australia and the US.

K.J.Taylor’s real first name is Katie, but not many people know what the J stands for. She collects movie soundtracks and keeps pet rats, and isn’t quite as angst-ridden as her books might suggest.

Her achievements so far include being named Young Distinguished Alumni of the Year from the University of Canberra in 2011, winning the Critic’s Award that same year, and being shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards in 2009 for The Dark Griffin.
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • JoinedFebruary 12, 2014


Stories by K.J.Taylor
The Sand Eyrie by KatieJTaylor
The Sand Eyrie
A glimpse into Arenadd's childhood, by the shores of Eagle Lake. [This story is a prequel to the Fallen Moon...
The Rat and the Ship by KatieJTaylor
The Rat and the Ship
The Rat King was once the mighty guardian of the nation of Xaymaca. Now he has been forgotten along with the...
Initiation by KatieJTaylor
It's been hundreds of years since the events of The Dark Griffin, but the Northerners of Cymria have not forg...
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