Megan Taylor is the author of four dark novels. Her first, How We Were Lost, an unsettling coming of age story, was published by Flame Books in 2007 after placing second in the 2006 Yeovil Prize. This was followed by The Dawning, a domestic thriller set over the course of a single night, in 2010, and The Lives of Ghosts, a mystery about repression, inheritance and motherhood, in 2012 (both published by Weathervane Press). Her fourth novel, We Wait, originally published by Eyrie Press in 2019 and rereleased independently in 2022, is a haunted house story, exploring first love, prejudice and betrayal. Her next novel is due out from Bloodhound Books in 2024.
Megan also writes short stories, some of which form her 2014 collection, The Woman Under the Ground (Weathervane Press), beautifully illustrated by Nikki Pinder. Since then, further stories have been shortlisted in various competitions, including the Brighton Prize, the Walter Swan Short Story Prize and Tin House’s Shirley Jackson Competition. TSS Publishing released Megan’s Waiting for the Rat as a chapbook single after choosing her as one of their Selected Writers, and Megan’s short stories can also be found in many other publications, including These Seven (commissioned by the Nottingham City of Literature), The Invisible Collection (Nightjar Press), Weird Horror and GONE, a crime anthology from Red Dog Press. As well as working on her next novel, Megan’s hoping to put together a second collection soon.
Megan lives in Nottingham, where she provides Creative Writing workshops and courses when she isn’t busy playing with her own stories.
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