Taya Wood in The Whitsundays

Confession time. I'm addicted to speculating. There, I've said it. Send help. On any given day, you'll most likely hear me say, 'What If...' followed by some far-fetched theory. To keep my friends and family from throttling me I've turned my more persistent wacky thoughts into stories. You're welcome.


On a more serious note, I'm a proud biracial Welsh Bajan which gives me the superpower of not just seeing black and white but also the shades in between. I moved to Australia as a child and enjoyed a free-roaming childhood in a remote desert town and my teen years on an island in Papua New Guinea. I now call the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia home where I live in an off-grid tiny homestead in a forest with an eco-architect and theme park designer, and Sir Ollie Monster a cat who plays like a dog and loves to cuddle. When I’m not writing, I love to dance, play freestyle frisbee, and explore the natural world, sometimes all at once. 


A few random facts about me:

  • I love onomatopoeia words (and alliteration always and affectionately). 
  • I’m ridiculously gullible—tell me anything and I’ll believe it (◔_◔).
  • I do a good unintentional pun. 
  • I’m around 62% fickle—wait, make that approximately 76%.... I think.
  • Do I contradict myself—Um, yes—I am large, I contain multitudes.
  • Have rope, will tie self to tree.
  • Current overused punctuation: the em dash.
  • My greatest accomplishment is that I once kept the same hair tie for an entire week!
  • There's a good chance that I'm not entirely normal.

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