Hello. My name is Margaret Taylor and Steam Trains and Ghosts is my personal blog. I’m currently a postdoc at the University of Minnesota. I’m also an avid writer of science fiction and fantasy stories, which I publish on Smashwords and Amazon.
This blog grew out of an effort in the spring of 2008 to publicize my first novel, Grizelda. It went well, and now I’ve caught the blogging bug. Here you can find news and information about my creative efforts, including Grizelda 2008), The Confederacy of Heaven (2010), and my latest, Cannon Fodder.
Besides writing, this blog contains a fair bit about my other obsessions, like cooking, plants, and generalized nerdiness. Expect me to rant about slime molds, cats, the incompleteness paradox, and Alan Rickman piloting a dirigible.
The lovely logo in the background was crafted by MN-based art student Mark Reif. You can find his website here at The Whole 9.
If you’ve got something to say about Steam Trains and Ghosts, I’d love you to drop me a line!
If you’d like to connect with me on social media, here are the places you can find me:
Goodreads is your best bet. I love to connect with people about good books on that site.
I’m an active member of MinnSpec, a Meetup group.
I tend to use Facebook to connect with people I already know. If you send a friend request and introduce yourself, though, then you’re somebody I know.