Katie “K.J.” Taylor was born in Australia in 1986 and plans to stay alive for as long as possible. She went to Radford College and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at the University of Canberra, where she returned to obtain a Master of Information Studies in 2012. She now holds down a “real” job as an archivist.
She published her first work, The Land of Bad Fantasy, through Scholastic when she was just 18, and went on to publish The Dark Griffin in Australia and New Zealand five years later. The Griffin’s Flight and The Griffin’s War followed in the same year, and were released in America and Canada in 2011. The Shadow’s Heir, The Shadowed Throne and The Shadow’s Heart have now joined them in both Australia and the US.
Her achievements so far include being named Young Distinguished Alumni of the Year from the University of Canberra in 2011, winning the Critic’s Award that same year, and being shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards in 2009 for The Dark Griffin.
Katie looks forward to meeting all her fans at Supanova and will participate in signing sessions throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in Melbourne. Katie will also participate in a Q&A panel each weekend.
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.