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, dabbling in mindfulness, crafting up a storm, and gaming with friends.
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, MythBusters Hit the Target Trivia Game, the Aggretsuko Card Game, Gudetama: The Lazy Card 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 premiere clients like Disney, Hasbro, Target, Xbox, Sanrio, and Wizards of the Coast as well as consulting on entrepreneurial ventures in her hometown of Seattle and beyond. 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.
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