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A former catalogue librarian with two graduate degrees, Lorinda J. Taylor was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked in several different academic libraries before returning to the place of her birth, where she now lives. She has written fantasy and science fiction for years but has only begun to self-publish in 2011. To this point, she has published one science fiction novella, a two-volume SF novel, and seven volumes of a series entitled The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge Head. She has also published a work of speculative fiction entitled Fathers and Demons, where the reader can look into her ideas about future history, as well as a lyrical fantasy about the clash of disparate peoples, called Children of the Music..
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Lorinda J. Taylor I wrote fantasy under the influence of Tolkien from 1969 through 1983, but I also got interested in science fiction during this period. Sometime in…moreI wrote fantasy under the influence of Tolkien from 1969 through 1983, but I also got interested in science fiction during this period. Sometime in the '70s I saw the documentary "Mysterious Castles of Clay," a study of the African mound-building, fungus-growing termite, and I was so impressed that I had the idea of creating an evolved, intelligent, extraterrestial termite whose language was not verbal. One would be brought to Earth and a female linguistic anthropologist would suspect it was intelligent. I kept that germ of an idea in my head for years, until I got my first computer in 2000 and also gained the leisure time to return to writing. The rest is history, I guess you could say!(less)
Lorinda J. Taylor In the past I've rarely suffered from writer's block. It was hard to get started the sequel to my series The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head because it…moreIn the past I've rarely suffered from writer's block. It was hard to get started the sequel to my series The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head because it had been a long time since I wrote the earlier volumes, but toward the end I set a deadline and that seemed to help. Normally deadlines don't work for me.(less)
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Lorinda Taylor Steven wrote: "Thank you for the friend add, Lorinda. I'll check out your books.
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Steven Harbin Thank you for the friend add, Lorinda. I'll check out your books.
Best wishes,
Steven Harbin


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Hello Lorinda,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to learning more about the books you write! Thank you and best wishes to you.

Warmest regards,
CJ


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