Congratulations to Taylor Hobbs, the 2024 Pen Parentis Fellow!
The Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents is supported in part by The de Groot Foundation.
Taylor Hobbs started writing ten years ago out of necessity. With a husband in the Marine Corps, adventure took her everywhere–from military bases in California to a live-aboard sailboat named STORY TIME in North Carolina before ultimately heading back to the Pacific NorthWest. She got used to traveling light, but she could take this piece of her identity anywhere. Along the way, she created two kids (now three and five) and seven book babies. Two of her novels—Cloaked (2018) and Sonder Village (2019)—were traditionally published by The Wild Rose Press, but Contingency Daughter is her first short story. While recovering from her absolute shock at becoming the 2024 Pen Parentis Writing Fellow, Taylor is working on expanding the story into a YA novel titled What I Would Do for You and is seeking agent representation.
A firm believer in the idea that writers need other writers, she encourages you to reach out via her website taylorhobbsauthor.com. She also blogs about impostor syndrome, works in progress, creative motherhood, and at one point, boats, at cannonstocruising.com.
You will be able to hear her winning story read aloud and meet her at the November Salon – where Sarah Courteau will pass on the Fellowship tiara. Taylor’s story “Contingency Daughter” will be published by Dreamers Creative Writing Magazine.
To learn more, please visit the Pen Parentis website.