Taylor Stevens is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of THE INFORMATIONIST, THE INNOCENT and THE DOLL. Featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, the series has received critical acclaim and the books are published in 20 languages. THE INFORMATIONIST has been optioned for film by James Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment.
Born in New York State, and into the Children of God, an apocalyptic religious cult spun from the Jesus Movement of the '60s, Stevens was raised in communes across the globe. Separated from her family at age 12 and denied an education beyond sixth grade, she lived on three continents and in a dozen countries before reaching 14. In place of schooling, the majority of her adolescence was spent begging on city streets at the behest of cult leaders, or as a worker bee child, caring for the many younger commune children, washing laundry and cooking meals for hundreds at a time. In her twenties, Stevens broke free in order to follow hope and a vague idea of what possibilities lay beyond. She now lives in Texas, and juggles full-time writing with full-time motherhood.