Taylor Anderson

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Taylor Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the alt-hist/military/sci-fi Destroyermen series which includes (so far) Into The Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea, Storm Surge, Deadly Shores, Straits Of Hell, Blood In The Water, and Devil's Due. He has a master's degree in history and taught that subject at Tarleton State University. As a gun maker and forensic ballistic archaeologist, he has advised numerous museums as well as the National Parks Service and the United States Army. He's also a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries involving 18th, 19th and early 20th century combat. He's even done some acting.

He's 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 in movies, documentaries, competitions, and just for fun. He knows precisely what cannons--and virtually any other type of weapons--are capable of, and that's reflected in his writing.

As a sailor, he's knows the capricious vagaries of the weather and the sea and as a historian, he's trained to research what he's unable to experience first-hand. Careful research is essential to writing the Destroyermen Series because one of the main characters is, after all, USS Walker. Over 270 “four-stacker” destroyers were built during and after WW I, but none remain today.

Taylor loves old music, old trucks, old guns, and old dogs. He lives in Granbury, Texas.