Thomas James Taylor (not to be confused with other authors of similar name) was born and raised on Trushgrove Farm, South Australia. Now sixty-five years of age, he turned to writing in the mid-eighties as therapy in breaking from a destructive lifestyle and quickly fell in love with the medium. Termed at the time, as manic depressive or bipolar, he says that harnessing the augmented mental activity of being bipolar and using it to drive stories was the answer to dealing with the situation, and now the condition is seen only as an asset, without need to use chemicals, prescribed or otherwise.
Years of searching, working jobs all across Australia in often harsh conditions became an endless journey. He studied science, music, quantum mechanics, motorcycle mechanics, and story writing, and after a long time settled and married to live quietly close to both the ocean and unspoiled landscapes, South of Adelaide.”Growing up with Nature on the doorstep imbued me with a powerful and abiding respect for all that nature provides; and being a shy child, I was given to observing life and human beings, never realizing that one day the talent would put me in a perfect position, applying all I have absorbed of human beings throughout life becoming invaluable in the practice of the art of novel and short writing: a vocation I love.