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.
  • JoinedFebruary 12, 2014


Stories by K.J.Taylor
One Weird Trick by KatieJTaylor
One Weird Trick
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Arenadd and the White Child by KatieJTaylor
Arenadd and the White Child
During the reign of King Arenadd, a deadly disease comes to the capital city - a plague seemingly brought by...
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The Serpent's Eye by KatieJTaylor
The Serpent's Eye
WARNING: SPOILERS for The Cursed Guard. Intended for readers of the Southern Star trilogy. The war is over, a...
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