There are those who live extraordinary lives, and there are those who tell the stories. Award-winning author Theodore Taylor is that rarest of combinations: he does both.
Having spent a lifetime creating characters, writing novels, and recounting the tales of others noteworthy acts, Theodore Taylor finally tells his own story in his new autobiography, "Making Love to Typewriters." His is a story worth telling, too, for in between the hours spent at his beloved typewriter enthralling audiences with his words, Theodore Taylor lived a life full of adventure, excitement and characters, the likes of which are hard to find today.
From his humble beginnings in Statesville, North Carolina, to his rise to one of the countrys most prolific and bestselling authors, Theodore Taylor shares the stories behind his stories. He remembers his days as a child in the South, where the memories of simple pleasures became the backdrop of future novels such as "The Weirdo," winner of the 1992 Mystery Writers of America "Edgar" award. He tells of his time as a Merchant Marine in the Caribbean, the eventual setting of his award-winning classic, "The Cay." He recounts his time as a Hollywood scriptwriter, where he lived and worked with screen legends as a means of supporting his own passion. He did it all with aplomb, taking the exceptional in stride as he created fifty-nine books for adults, children and young adults alike.
A master at his craft, Theodore Taylor has created countless memorable characters throughout his career as an author. In "Making Love to Typewriters," his fans finally learn the stories of who and what inspired the man who has spent a lifetime inspiring others.