Kay Glasson Taylor was educated in Brisbane and at the University of Sydney. After four years' study of medicine, she returned to Queensland and married in 1916. Like her father, W. Glasson of Hazelwood, Queensland, a Newington College poet laureate and one-time champion heavyweight boxer, Kay Glasson Taylor was 'addicted to horses and poetry' and loved book-collecting and breeding ponies. Her pseudonym 'Daniel Hamline' is the name of her great-great grandfather, 'a naval captain of the eighteenth century whose adventurous life filled his Queensland descendent's childish mind with admiration' (Bulletin 26 March 1930, p.31) . Awarded second place in the Bulletin Novel Competition of 1929, Glasson Taylor also received a highly commended citation for a second novel in the competition entered under the pseudonym 'Toc H' with the title 'The Silent Voice'. According to Miller this was published as Many Years (1931) but this work has not been traced.