Laini Taylor

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation writer & artist
Location Portland, Oregon
Introduction I'm a writer & artist. I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband Jim (also an artist) and our small daughter, Clementine Pie. My novels are Dreamdark: Blackbringer, Dreamdark: Silksinger, and Lips Touch, which was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. My next novel, Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Little, Brown) will be out September 27, 2011. I believe our dreams are REAL THINGS, not wisps and air, and it is our job in this life to make them come true, because no one else will do it for us, and because this is our one and only "wild & precious life"!
Interests writing, drawing, painting, bookstores, Italy, folklore, faerie tales, vampires, Jim, gypsies, travel, magic carpets, chocolate, secrets, cottages, weird tales, mysteries of the universe, British Raj, Morocco, parasites, fangs and claws
Favorite Movies Amelie, The Lord of the Rings, Pride & Prejudice, Serenity (& Firefly & anything by Joss Whedon), Cinema Paradiso, Babe, Monsoon Wedding, Firelight, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, The Lives of Others, Stranger Than Fiction, 300, Pan's Labyrinth, The Fall, Constantine, Serenity, Slumdog Millionaire
Favorite Books His Dark Materials trilogy, anything by Jane Austen, Goose Girl, Dorothy Dunnet's Niccolo Rising series, Kavalier & Clay, Les Miserables, poems of Mary Oliver, Time Traveler's Wife, The Carpet Makers, Kelly Link, The Historian, I Capture the Castle, Sabriel, Water for Elephants, Monster Blood Tattoo, The Name of the Wind