Taylor Hartley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. Inspired largely by J.K. Rowling and Madeline L’Engle, she started writing stories when she was eight years old and never looked back. She only ever wanted two things: to bring new characters to life and to share her love of words with the world. That led her to the classroom, where she teaches English to high school students—and hopes she leaves a lasting impression.
When she’s not reading, writing, or teaching, Taylor loses herself in the variety of characters available on Netflix, spends a decent amount of time on the rowing machine, and drinks Chai tea lattes like they’re water. She loves weekly Sunday night dinners with her father, crisp fall afternoons, and long runs on scenic greenways. An eternal lover of the em dash and the Oxford comma, Taylor lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Aaron, who also teaches English. She writes in honor of her mother, whose fierce spirit ignites her imagination and brightens her world every day.