Baylus C. Brooks
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|Location||North Florida, FL|
|Introduction||Brooks is a maritime historian, writer, author, and genealogist living in North Florida. Brooks studies maritime & colonial history, also archaeological and paper conservation, drawing upon a love of both science and history. His focus is North Carolina history and, of course, pirates! Brooks published a variety of books, including the historical fiction novel, Heirloom: Fountain of Hope, a time-travel adventure based in St. Augustine, Florida. He also published non-fiction such as Pirates & Slaves, Captain James Wimble, Brunswick Town & Wilmington. He has published twice in the North Carolina Historical Review, one of the articles being republished as a pamphlet by North Carolina Historical Publications as "Blackbeard Reconsidered: Mist's Piracy, Thache's Genealogy." He is currently working on a 600+ paged book re-evaluating the life of Edward Thache, titled "Quest for Blackbeard," to be announced this summer!|
|Interests||writing, history, science fiction, politics, philosophy, humor, archeology, science, mathematics, computers, North Carolina, Florida, East Carolina University, karaoke|
|Favorite Movies||Tombstone, Man in the Iron Mask, Master and Commander, Batman Begins, Indiana Jones, Excalibur, Arthur, Pirates of the Caribbean, Don Juan Dimarco, Monty Python|
|Favorite Music||The kind with instruments, Eagles, Guess Who, Bare Naked Ladies, Hootie and the Blowfish, Creed, Jimmy Buffet, ELO, James Taylor, Easy Listening, Rock|
|Favorite Books||My own, of course. You could say that I'm heavily influenced by the classics, especially Alexandre Dumas and C.S. Forrester. More contemporary authors include Dan Brown. His works helped me to be a better detail-oriented writer.|
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