Megan Taylor


Megan Taylor was born in Greenwich, South London, in 1973.

Her first novel, How We Were Lost, a dark coming-of-age story, was published by Flame Books in 2007 after placing second in the Yeovil Prize.

In 2009, she was awarded an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she’d started her second novel, The Dawning.

The Dawning, a literary thriller about a family pushed to breaking point, was published by Weathervane Press in 2010. Megan’s latest novel, The Lives of Ghosts (also Weathervane, 2012), plays with ideas of inheritance and motherhood, and the haunting power of memories that refuse to be suppressed. Megan currently lives in Nottingham, with her two children and is (of course) working on her fourth book.

Where to find Megan Taylor online

Where to buy in print


The Woman Under the Ground
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,330. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Weathervane Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
‘The Woman Under the Ground’ is novelist Megan Taylor’s first collection of short stories. The writing is brooding and mysterious with finely drawn characters, so often the victims of absence and loss: a child taken to a neglected museum by her forsaken father; a woman revisiting the scene of an ended affair; a couple taking a road trip to try to reconcile the death of their daughter.
The Lives of Ghosts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Weathervane Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old Liberty Fuller is left in the care of her young pregnant stepmother, Marie. Bewildered and grief stricken, Marie and Liberty travel to a remote Scottish holiday home, searching for a place to heal, but once isolated from the outside world, the girls find themselves surrendering to the dark tensions underlying their relationship.
The Dawning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,060. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Weathervane Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Set against a backdrop of wintry beauty on the edge of an English Peak District town, ‘The Dawning’ explores the danger that can arise even at the heart of a family, over the course of one dark night.

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