A photo showing Will Taylor. He is white, 39, bald, and has a very short brown beard. He is sitting on concrete steps, smiling at the camera with his hands together and his arms resting on his knees. He is wearing a blue and red plaid shirt and gray jeans. He has tattoos of bees on honeycomb around both forearms.

Will Taylor (he/they) is a reader, writer, and honeybee fan. He lives in the heart of downtown Seattle surrounded by all the seagulls and not quite too many teacups. When not writing he can be found searching for the perfect bakery, talking to trees in parks, and completely losing his cool when he meets longhaired dachshunds. His books include Maggie & Abby’s Neverending Pillow Fort; Maggie & Abby and the Shipwreck Treehouse; Slimed; Catch That Dog!; and The Language of Seabirds. (Photo credit Joshua Huston)

An old photo showing Will Taylor at age ten sitting inside a 7 foot by 7 foot pillow fort made of pillows, blankets, chairs, and tables. There is a lamp glowing inside the fort. There are houseplants placed on either side of the fort entrance. Tone is awkward and hopefully adorable.
Age ten, in the pillow fort that inspired my first series and launched my career.


One of my life goals is to someday write a book as entertaining, effective, and satisfying as the Duck Tales theme song.

I’ve carried an old-timey antique key on my keychain since I was ten. I have no memory how I got it and no clue what it opens, but it’s traveled from Death Valley to Iceland with me and I never leave it behind. I’m convinced that someday, probably in the unlikeliest of places, I’ll find a waiting door.

I was in 4-H as a kid. We showed cats and chickens at the state fair. If you have never seen a 4-H costume cat show, you are missing out. 

I got my college degree in sacred architecture (church and temple design). Someone once thought I said secret architecture, which would be so much fun–“I have designed a building. No, you may not see it”–but probably wouldn’t be super practical.

If I weren’t a kids’ book author, I would want to be a garden designer. I love plants and trees and gardens. 

I did static trapeze for most of my twenties. I only got good enough to do local amateur performances, but somewhere out there is a video of me doing a merman routine to Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid in a blond wig and shiny green leggings.