Angela Taylor Hylland is the author and entrepreneur behind My Castle Heart Publications.
She ventured into the world of book writing to fulfill a promise to her beloved mother-in-law, Sue, whose bright light was extinguished in 2010 after a valiant 13-year battle with breast cancer. In death, as in life, Sue continues to motivate and inspire her.
When Angela isn’t writing and navigating the great unknown of self publishing, she’s riding the wild ride of parenting, juggling a thriving freelance business, planning her next adventure, crafting up a storm, gaming with friends, and doing her little part to take down cancer.
Professionally, she’s most well known for her editorial work on preschool toys, including the award-winning line of Cranium Bloom games, puzzles, and activity books; family games, such as Cranium Family Edition, Whoonu, Kabookii (Nintendo Wii), Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Game, Smithsonian Mission Museum, and MythBusters Hit the Target Trivia Game; and adult party games, like Cranium WOW and Party Playoff.
She’s also the owner of Syntax Sorceress LLC, where she works her wordsmithing magic for clients like Hasbro, Target, Microsoft, Wonder Forge, and Pluto VR. Prior to freelancing, she was the lead copywriter at Cranium and a senior editor at Xbox.com. She studied broadcast journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Angela lives in Seattle with her husband and best friend, Ryan; her sociable daughter, Szaba; her inquisitive boy, Von; and her rescue pup, Pavlov.
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