Baylus C. Brooks

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Historian/Writer
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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