Know Your History – 7th September – Taylor Caldwell born

know your history - writingOn this day… 7th September, 1900 – Taylor Caldwell born.

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback.

In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons. Taylor Caldwell’s best-known works include Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician (about Saint Luke), Ceremony of the Innocent, Pillars of Iron, The Earth is the Lord’s (about Ghengis Khan) and The Captains and the Kings. Her last major novel, Answer as a Man, appeared in 1980.Taylor Caldwell - rose tinted glasses

About Writing

Tay­lor used real his­tor­i­cal events and per­sons in her works which were known to be intri­cate and suspenseful.

Cald­well was a cre­ative child and started writ­ing sto­ries at the age of eight. How­ever, by the time she was a teen her par­ents didn’t think she’d be able to make a liv­ing as an author and took her writ­ing uten­sils away.

Did You Know?..

Tay­lor was born in Man­ches­ter Eng­land but her fam­ily was a descen­dent from the Scot­tish Clan of MacGregor.

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