Lori Taylor  is a Michigan artist/author/illustrator. As a child growing up among the pines and ponds of Clarkston, Lori knew that drawing, writing, nature, books, and science would be her life. She is a freelance illustrator, has created many children’s educational exhibits for Michigan nature centers, and selected as artist-in-residence for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshoreand the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan. Her books were selected as a “Great Lakes, Great Reads” from the Historical Society of Michigan and her illustration has won awards at Michigan art fairs.

Lori is the author/illustrator of the hilarious middle grade HOLLY WILD series, a realistic-fiction Michigan series, and other books that highlight Michigan's parks' and wild places' flora and fauna, legend, myth and science.

Lori is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Michigan Reading Association, Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Educators, and is a freelance illustrator and works for Bear Track Press in Bitely, MI. When she is not making books, she is hiking, biking, and kayaking wild places for story.