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I’m honored to be the featured author this month over at The Book Jam. I always struggle with listing a few books that have inspired me, but I managed to come up with three!
Here’s a nice review from Publishers Weekly! “In this series kickoff, Taylor (Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean) introduces a fascinating world where history took a different turn. The invention of computers in 1880—and their failure a century later—has led to the discovery of strange lands not on any map as well as the rise of steampunk technology in place of gasoline and...
I’m getting ready to head up to Montpelier to teach a workshop at the Young Writers Project Celebration of Writing Day at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. The Young Writers Project is a great organization that gets kids across Vermont and New Hampshire writing and sharing their work. I’m very honored to be a part of the celebration of YWP’s new anthology (with a preface by...
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“Still only half awake, I stared before me with bleary, sleep-laden eyes. And in the shallow water, not more than thirty yards from shore I saw an enormous pale pink shell. Dome-shaped, it towered up in a graceful rainbow curve to a tremendous height; and round its base the surf broke gently in little waves of white. It could have belonged to the wildest dream. “‘What in the...
Roanoke Found? →
I’ve been obsessed with Virginia Dare and the “lost” colony of Roanoke ever since I saw a documentary about the mystery that my father, a history teacher, was screening for one of his classes. I must have been about 10 and the final, speculative image of the young Virginia (the first English baby born in the New World) sitting in a boat and then disappearing in a haze of public...
Amelia Found? →
There have been a lot of false hopes over the years, but this one seems promising.
I saw these for the first time at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, “valentines” that sailors on whaling ships made (or bought) with shells from all of the exotic places they visited. The story goes that they were made in old compass boxes. I love them.