Taylor M. Polites

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Taylor M. Polites received an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, where he was awarded the 2009 Norris Church Mailer Fellowship. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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This “gloriously gothic”* novel about a young widow trying to survive in the violent world of Reconstruction Alabama is “history with a heartbeat, lovingly described and yet a true page turner” (Providence Journal).

Brimming with atmosphere and edgy suspense, The Rebel Wife presents a young widow trying to survive in the violent world of Reconstruction Alabama, where the old gentility masks continuing violence fueled by hatred, treachery, and still powerful secrets....

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If I had a heraldic motto, it would be "Scribo ergo sum".  I write, therefore I am.  :)

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Is that right?

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I am doing it! :)

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Where I am.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I can't help but love the great heroines--Becky Sharp, Scarlett O'Hara, Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Elizabeth Bennett, and on and on...

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