I live in the United Kingdom, south of Birmingham. I am married with children and love my family with all my heart.

My love of books has been a long standing affair, liking nothing better than to lose myself in an imaginary world.

Until I met Lily Velden, I never considered trying my hand at writing. However, after talking ideas, Lily encouraged me to put pen to paper—or rather, fingers to keyboard. Since, with a few virtual kicks in the right place, I haven’t stopped. My increased confidence eventually led to me writing an original work for submission.

My first published work was Boys, Toys and Carpet Fitters, developed for Dreamspinners Press Anthology – Don’t Try This At Home.

Now, I absolutely adore immersing myself into the characters I create, and transferring the pictures in my brain to paper, finding it liberating, therapeutic, and wonderful.

Outside of writing, my interests include, martial arts, horse-riding, and movies, all of which facilitate my love of a variety of genres. My action heroes include, Jet Li and Tony Jaa. The dedication these men have for their art combined with their skill is both amazing and a privilege to watch. I also believe the screen entrance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl, and Shadowfax in LOTR, to be the greatest screen entrances ever. My all-time favorite movies are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

The simple things in life that make my day, putting a smile on my face are:-

Laughter - especially that of my children.

The smell of lasagne cooking – it makes my mouth salivate. 

The dawn chorus – no symphony ever written can beat the waking greetings of the birds.


A discussion group for my stories, books and characters can be found on facebook. It's Taylin's Tea Break.

Publications include

Dreamspinners Press

Boys Toys and Carpet Fitters 

Wayward Ink Publishing



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