Laini Taylor is a young American fiction author and finalist of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, best known for her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.
|Born||December 11, 1971, Chico, California, US|
|Genre||Young adult fantasy|
|Notable works||Faeries of Dreamdark series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, Lips Touch: Three Times|
|Notable awards||Cybils Award (2009), National Book Award Finalist (2009), Michael L. Printz Honor Book (2018)|
|Spouse||Jim Di Bartolo (2001–present)|
|Relatives||Alex (older brother), Emily (younger sister)|
Most famous for her Daughter of Smoke and Bone fantasy series, this author of young adult fiction also penned the Faeries of Dreamdark books and collaborated with her husband, artist Jim Di Bartolo, on a graphic novel titled The Drowned.
Over a decade after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she published her debut young adult novel, Dreamdark: Blackbringer.
Her 2009 work Dreamdark: Silksinger won the Cybil Award, and her first two Daughter of Smoke and Bone books were named Best Teen Books by Amazon.com.
She and her two siblings grew up in Chico, California. She and her husband Jim later settled in Portland, Oregon, and became parents to a daughter named Clementine.
In 2012, Hollywood producer Joe Roth signed on to create a film based on Taylor's first Daughter of Smoke and Bone novel.