TAYLOR STEVENS is a critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers including the breakout hit The Informationist. Best known for high-octane stories populated with fascinating characters in vivid boots-on-the-ground settings, her books have been optioned for film and published in over twenty languages.
Stevens came to writing fiction late. Born into an apocalyptic cult, separated from her family at age twelve, and denied an education beyond sixth grade, she lived on three continents and in a dozen countries before she turned fourteen. In place of schooling, the majority of her adolescence was spent begging on city streets at the behest of cult leaders, or as a worker bee child, caring for the many younger commune children, washing laundry and cooking meals for hundreds at a time. In her twenties, Stevens broke free in order to follow hope and a vague idea of what possibilities lay beyond. She now lives in Dallas with her two children and an ever-growing menagerie of pets.
In addition to writing novels, Stevens podcasts weekly at www.taylorstevensshow.com where, together with co-host Stephen Campbell, she tackles listener submitted questions, solves writing problems, and generally teaches others how to kick writing in the butt one word at a time. The accompanying video tutorials are posted free at www.patreon.com/taylorstevens under the HACK THE CRAFT tag. For fans and readers who prefer email, she shares extensively about the mechanics of storytelling, writing, overcoming adversity, and the details of her journey into publishing at http://www.taylorstevensbooks.com/connect.php.