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>> Taylor Cleland

Taylor Cleland

Tucson, Arizona
Literary Launchpad with Tim MacGabhann

I’m a lover of the weird, fantastical, and horrifying as a way to talk about experiences often deemed unbelievable. I’m currently working on a collection of shorts about love and abuse, as well as a novella about the intergenerational impacts of trauma on intimacy. Most of my work contains faeries, horror, and the stunning Sonoran desert . I love ghost stories and food, which find their way into my work quite often.

When I’m not writing, I teach humanities (and humanity) to high school students, paint magical cacti, and hike. I am an alumna of Clarion West: Novella Bootcamp 2021, Odyssey: Worldbuilding 2021, and Under the Volcano: Literary Launchpad 2021. My third podcast, Dear Earth I’m Really Sorry (sci-fi comedy), released on January 20, 2022.

You can find me online @tdcleland