VJ Books Presents Author Taylor Anderson!
Author Taylor Anderson has a Master's Degree in History and has taught that subject at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He is the author of a historical work entitled The Life and Tools of the Rocky Mountain Free Trapper and a number of short stories and articles. He is a voracious consumer of literature of every description and a careful and meticulous historian.
Besides his academic accomplishments, he is a gun maker and forensic ballistic archaeologist, having collaborated with numerous museums as well as the National Parks Service and the United States Army. He is a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries and has even done some acting.
He is a member of the National Historical Honor Society and the United States Field Artillery Association„from which he was awarded the Honorable Order of St. Barbara.
He owns a collection of 18th and 19th century artillery pieces and fires them for movie sound, documentaries, competition, and fun. His cannons (and sometimes himself) have appeared in many films including: The Alamo (2003), Palo Alto, American Outlaws, Two For Texas, Time Tracers, and Rough Riders. (He also consulted on The Patriot and Ride With The Devil.) He knows precisely what cannons are capable of and that is reflected in his writing.
As a sailor, he is conversant in the capricious vagaries of the weather and the sea and as a historian, he is trained to research what he is unable to experience first-hand. Careful research was essential to writing Destroyermen because one of the main characters is, after all, the USS Walker. Anderson spent thousands of hours researching similarly classed ships before writing Destroyermen.
He loves old music, old trucks, old guns, and old dogs„but would give everything he has to go into space. He lives in Granbury, Texas.
Taylor Anderson Bibliography
The Destroyermen Series
Into the Storm - 2008
- Crusade - 2008
- Maelstrom - 2009
- Distant Thunders - 2010
- Rising Tides - 2011
- Firestorm - 2011
- Into Gray Sea - 2012
- Storm Surge - 2013
- Deadly Shores - 2014
- Straits of Hell - 2015
- Blood in the Water - June 2016
- The Life and Tools of the Rocky Mountain Free Trapper
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