Taylor S Hoch is the author of the Prospero Clydesdale O'Shaughnessy YA fantasy series with three books out and the fourth book in the series due out in 2017. When Taylor isn't writing novels, she is a songwriter and musician. She has published two albums of Americana music and will be releasing a third album in 2017. Her songs play on radio stations worldwide and on radio networks such as the BBC and RADI. She spent most of her adult life traveling extensively in the U.S. working as a restoration carpenter and contractor on historical landmarks and playing her songs at music festivals. Taylor bills herself as a 21st Century Bard because in addition to being a published singer/songwriter/musician and author, she is also a professional storyteller, performer, poet, game master, movie score composer, and licensed/ordained minister. She holds a master's degree in both English Literature and Creative Writing as well as undergraduate degrees in English and Liberal Arts. She is the mother of two amazing young men and lives in rural Tennessee with her wife, two dogs, two rambunctious kittens, the ghost of one evil incarnate cat, a gargoyle named Aloysius, a whole clan of gnomes, and about thirty chickens. She is an avid gamer and SF/Fantasy fan.