Taylor Baldwin Kiland is a writer and ghostwriter who specializes in military non-fiction. She has written, co-authored, ghost-written or edited thirteen books, including Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later; the children's books The U.S. Navy Military Careers and Oz, Dog of the Del; and A Walk in the Yard: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy.

A former naval officer - the third generation in her family to serve in the Navy, Taylor spent twenty years in the private sector as a marketing communications professional before starting her writing career. She holds a maste's degree in Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their four-year-old daughter.