Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old. He graduated with a First Class degree in Business Administration. Keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, Taran landed an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House. Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, he began to write SUMMONER in at the age of 22, taking part in Nanowrimo 2013. Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, it’s its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over 3 million reads in less than 6 months. His SUMMONER trilogy was published in Spring 2015 by Hodder Children’s in the UK, Macmillan in the US, and in eleven other countries so far. The series is a New York Times bestseller, and a new 4-book YA fantasy series has now sold to the US in a major six figure deal, and also to the UK. To date, he has had 8 million reads on Wattpad.