Taylor’s Bio

Taylor Van Arsdale has spent her professional life telling stories. Whether these stories are fact or fiction, her writing creates a clear and engaging commentary on pop culture.

Her career began as the "Original Check-In Gal" at the famed Guitar Center Hollywood. She later worked in film and television development at HBO and then as a story and script consultant for NBC Universal. As a screenwriter her commissioned adaptations include the New York Times Bestseller A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss, and Broken—from the manuscript by J. Matthew Nespoli along with several other works of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Taylor Van Arsdale and Jon Bon Jovi

As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Loyola Marymount University’s screenwriting program, she received the school’s prestigious Screenwriting Award for her class. In the field of journalism, Van Arsdale has penned numerous articles, with work published in: The Santa Monica Daily Press, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, The Malibu Times Magazine, Music Scene Magazine, ULM, Music & Mayhem Magazine, Westside People. Click here to view my portfolio. 

When she’s not busy crafting stories she lectures on writing throughout California. Organizations who have invited her to speak include: San Diego State University Writers Conference, UCLA, Monterey Film Commission and The Screenwriting Association of Santa Barbara.

She recently finished “The Rift,” an original, one-hour Sci-Fi drama, and her feature length script “Skeeter” adapted from her eponymous manuscript. “Cocaine To Bain: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and the Inside Story of the Hollywood Guitar Center” is her debut, creative-narrative novel.

Second only to her love of music, she has a passion for all things sci-fi, and yes, she believes Han shot first. Her work has previously been optioned by the award-winning production company Tool of North America, and she is represented by Paul Bennett of PB Management. A Long Island native, Taylor now resides in Santa Monica, California with her cats Lady Miss Punks and the wily rescue, Mr. Snugs.