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Grayson Taylor is an author and filmmaker from New York City. After writing his first full-length novel when he was seven, he authored dozens of action-adventure, sci-fi, mystery, and dystopian novels and short stories. His writings include Dark Waters, the Fallen Nation trilogy, Future, Ice Lords, and much more. He is the recipient of a 2021 Scholastic Gold Key for Novel Writing and a 2023 Gold Key for Filmmaking. He has also written and directed several films, including The Nature of Reality, Suspect, Suspect: Ruthless, Enigma Island, Spy Squad, and Dark Waters.

As a professional actor, he has performed in principal roles on Broad City (Oliver, the "Yas Kween" boy of the viral GIF); Blue Bloods; Billions; numerous commercials, voiceovers, and short films; Mothers and Sons on Broadway starring Tyne Daly; and the Radio City Spring Spectacular, and has had multiple appearances on The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Grayson shares writing and publishing tips and gives a look behind the scenes on YouTube. He also runs his independent publishing company, Winter Forest Press.


Grayson is currently writing Catalyst of Control, a sci-fi dystopian novel. Check it out here for up-to-date stats, more information, and bonus content.

In the meantime, get your free copy of his mystery novella A Rogue Game here.