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.
-I’ve carried an old-timey antique key on my keychain since I was ten. I have no memory of how I got it and no clue what it goes to, but it’s gone from Death Valley to Iceland with me and I never leave it behind. I’m certain that someday, probably in the unlikeliest of places, I will find a waiting door.
-I collect Peanuts strips that feature Snoopy on the phone. It is the cutest thing ever.
-I’m first-generation American on my dad’s side. He’s from England, and my family over there all live in England and Wales.
-One of my life goals is to someday write a book as entertaining, effective, and satisfying as the Duck Tales theme song.
-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 solo merman routine to Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid in a blond wig and shiny green leggings.
-I got my college degree in sacred architecture (church and temple design). Someone once thought I said secret architecture, which honestly would be so much fun–“I have designed a building. No, you cannot see it.”–but probably wouldn’t be super practical.
-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 cat show, you are missing out.
-If I weren’t a kids’ book author, I would want to be a garden designer. I love plants and trees and gardens.