Lori Taylor is a Michigan author/illustrator and artist. 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.

As a freelance illustrator, Lori has created many children’s educational exhibits for Michigan nature centers and other public spaces. She was selected as artist-in-residence for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan.

Lori is the author and illustrator of the hilarious HOLLY WILD books, a mid-grade realistic fiction series about Michigan, and other books and comics that highlight Michigan's flora and fauna, legend, myth, and science.

When she is not running with her grandkids outdoors, Lori is making books, hiking, biking, and kayaking wild places for more story.