The Bookish Ballad
I'm Taylor! Reading is my passion. I fell in love with literature when I was a little girl, sitting on the metal bookshelves at Target spending hours reading books like Captain Underpants out loud to my parents.
My passion for storytelling blossomed even further as I started to put my thoughts on paper. I would write about fictional characters who had the relationships and friendships I had always dreamed of having.
I pursued a bachelor's degree in English literature/writing and in college. I tagged onto my never-ending hopes, dreams, and goals list to become a published author and achieve a career in publishing. I've had a successful internship with a University Press here in Chicago in the marketing department as their social media intern.
Right now I work with indie publishers/authors and debut authors (which is a dream come true!) to promote their amazing books by putting together book tours, being a part of street teams, beta reading 1st drafts, reviewing ARCs whenever I can get my hands on them, posting book reviews, participating in cover reveals, and taking unique photos of their books and posting them all over my social media accounts!
With my blog, you can expect to see lots and lots of YA Fantasy books and books from my other favorite genres! Here you will see book reviews, author chats, pretty photos of books, and the ramblings of a passionate book lover. I REALLY hope you enjoy the ramblings and that you discover some authors who have incredible stories to tell!
I created this book space to promote my favorite authors and sing the beauty of their words and the way they make me feel! Come sing with me, book loves. We are all written in this bookish ballad together...
Pets: An orange tabby cat (Jax; yes I did name him after Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy) and a rottweiler (Rollo; named after a viking god but is huge cuddlebug)
Hobbies: Reading (obviously), writing my YA historical fantasy novel, going to the beach, repping for bookish shops on Instagram, attending book conferences, & spending time with my boyfriend, family, and our fur-babies
Publicity: I work with an awesome author services agency called Book of Matches Media. Follow us on Instagram at @bookofmatchesmedia! If you are an author and would like to set up a book tour with us please email email@example.com and if you are a bookstagrammer join our BOMM Tours Facebook Group here to sign up for future book tours, cover reveals, ARC tours, etc.!!