Nancy Taylor Robson, professional writer, University of Maryland Master Gardener and enthusiastic cook and eater, has delighted in creating community by gathering community around a table to share stories, ideas and mutual support — however disparate the politics of those involved.
She is the author of several books, including the autobiographical Woman in the Wheelhouse,(Tidewater Publishers), about the six years she worked on coastal tugboats and becoming one of the first women in the country to earn a US Coast Guard license to run tugs, A Love Like No Other: Abigail and John Adams, A Modern Love Story (Head to Wind Publishing), a woman ahead of her time who had what she most desired: a marriage of equals in a time of total inequality, and the award-winning, Course of the Waterman (River City Publishing) the story of Bailey Kraft, river royalty a dying breed set on the fictional Elizabeth River in Mercy County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Nancy Taylor Robson has written garden, travel, essays, maritime reportage and analysis, environment, sustainable living and more for The Baltimore Sun, House Beautiful, Yachting,The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Coastal Living, Southern Living, Maryland Magazine, and more. She is a contributing writer for Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and for two years was the editor and food and garden writer for the Chestertown Spy and the Talbot Spy, a labor of love that connected her to all things food including so many fabulous recipes for fresh, organic, locally produced food there will never be enough time and energy to try them all. Good food and wine is a nurturing tradition that is as old as humanity. Warmth, food and companionship. What more do we need in life?