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


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Stories by K.J.Taylor
First Mate Triskel's Last Battle by KatieJTaylor
First Mate Triskel's Last Battle Adventure
Centuries have passed since the old wars of North and South, and now a new age has dawned - an age of seafaring exploits... and pirates. Captain Ambrose Regard, pirate hunter, faces the greatest battle of his life...
The Silent Guard by KatieJTaylor
The Silent Guard Fantasy
Preview chapters of book eight in the Cymrian Saga, The Silent Guard, sequel to The Last Guard. The book itself will hopefully be released in 2018! The South has fallen. Guardsman turned soldier, Captain Kearney...
Kraal's Choice by KatieJTaylor
Kraal's Choice Fantasy
Lady Elkin, Eyrie Mistress of Malvern, wasn't always the great ruler and shrewd politician she was to become. How did a sickly little girl become one of the most powerful griffiners in Cymria? Here is her story.
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