Devon Taylor

Breinigsville, PA

Reader & Writer


I'm currently a stay-at-home dad, formerly working in insurance sales. I've been writing for as long as I can remember and am using the time away from a day job to pursue the publication of my work.

Favorite Books

I'm a huge Stephen King fan, have read every one of his books (as well as his son, Joe Hill). But there's a huge place in my heart for YA fiction. Writers like Suzanne Collins, Rick Yancey, Victoria Aveyard, James Dashner, and Claudia Gray, to name a few.

Favorite Genres

Devon Taylor's Manuscripts

Most Recent Blog Posts

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Food for Thought: How NOT Writing Can Actually Help You Write

I’ve only been doing this “professional writer” thing for a couple years now, so I’m going to tell you straight up that I don’t have all the answers. I’m still learning, right along with anybody who came to the Swoon Reads Blog looking for writing advice or conversations about the craft. And hopefully even the writer who’s been doing it ... Read More


Devon Taylor, The Ghost Seekers, Advice, writing
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

A Lesson in Storytelling from Marvel Movies: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Anybody in here Marvel fans? Specifically of the ongoing saga that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe run by Marvel Studios? Yes? Great. Because I’m here to talk a little bit about a small, somewhat under-the-radar film called Avengers: Endgame. I know. You came here for writing advice, but don’t worry, there’ll be some of that, too. Think of this post ... Read More


Devon Taylor, The Ghost Seekers, Advice, writing
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Swoon Author Devon Taylor's Editing Update: Don't Forget to Leave the Lights On

By now, most of you Swooners probably have a pretty good idea of what it takes to publish a book. The Swoon blog is a phenomenal resource for writers who may only have a slight understanding of how the publishing process works. Hell, I still feel like I only have a slight understanding of how it works, and I’ve had ... Read More


Devon Taylor, The Ghost Seekers, editing update
Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Swoon Author Devon Taylor: Keep on Daydreaming

I had a very surreal experience recently when my Creative Writing teacher from high school showed up at one of my events for The Soul Keepers. This particular teacher was one of those fabled wizards of education who, with seemingly very little effort, manages to have an immense impact on their students’ lives. From the time that I decided I ... Read More


Devon Taylor, authors, The Soul Keepers, inspiration, writing

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