About Kathy Taylor


Kathy Taylor has had essays published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY News, Broad Street Review, Purple Clover, the Swarthmorean, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly. She has written book reviews for a suburban Philadelphia weekly and a Cape Cod library. She has taught workshops in reading short fiction and writing short non-fiction.

From 1999 to 2017, Kathy was a director for alumni affairs at Princeton University, from which she graduated with a degree in English in 1974. She has also been a chair of the English Department at the Baldwin School, a vice president of commercial banking at the former Mellon Bank, and a Freshman English instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received an MA in English and did further work toward a PhD, concentrating in Anglo-Saxon literature.

A pretty irregular career path for someone who has just wanted to be a reader and a writer.

Kathy grew up in Hollidaysburg, PA, but has lived in the Philadelphia area since graduating from college. She and her husband have two grown children. Her children and husband, and sometimes her cats, make regular appearances in her essays.