Taylor Hale was born in Southwestern Ontario in 1994, eventually finding her way to the Wattpad fiction app in 2015, where she has since amassed over twenty-three thousand followers and six million views. Her debut novel, THE SUMMER I DROWNED, a YA romantic thriller, was published in North America and sold to Penguin Random House in the UK in 2020. It has since been named one of the Ontario Library Association’s top ten YA reads of 2020. 

Taylor is also the co-creator of the young adult digital series THE LAST PLACE TO HIDE, which is based on her original short story of the same name, and is being developed by CBC and iThentic in association with Wattpad. Meredith Vuchnich (BEANS) will be story editor and writer on episode two, with iThentic’s Lisa Baylin as producer and co-creator.


Taylor is a proud member of the Writer's Guild of Canada. For business inquiries, please contact her here.

You can find Taylor on Twitter @taylorhwrites and Instagram @taylorrhale.

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