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Sheila Myers – The Night is Done: A Durant Family Saga
Fiction / April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018 – Our time machine travels back to 1931 to conclude the Durant Family Trilogy. Moving on from the Gilded Age, we’ll catch up with William and Ella, the adult children of Union Pacific Railroad tycoon Dr. Thomas C. Durant, in the final years of their complicated lives. Our guest, Sheila Myers, first introduced us to the family in her novel, Imaginary Brightness, as they had their comfortable lives in London shattered by an economic panic. Book 2, Castles in the Air, saw the William and Ella locking horns, as their father continued to exert influence on their lives from beyond the grave. In the conclusion, The Night Is Done, William and Ella cast their eyes back on their lives, and confront the stark truth about their legacy and long-gone fortune. Sheila Myers is an associate professor at Cayuga Community College, which feeds her passion for the Durant family in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. You can follow her on Twitter @SheilaMMyers or visit her online at WWDurantStory.com. And you can listen to our previous interviews on both Imaginary Brightness and Castles in the Air in our archives at HistoryAuthor.com, or wherever you’re listening.     Podcast: Download…

Sheila Myers – Castles in the Air: Book 2 of the Durant Family Trilogy
Fiction / September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 – This week, our time machine makes a return visit to 1870s, to check back in on Union Pacific Railroad tycoon Dr. Thomas C. Durant, and his children, William and Ella. We first met the Durants when we chatted about Sheila Myers’ novel, Imaginary Brightness, as they had their comfortable lives in London shattered by a Gilded Age economic panic. Book 2, Castles in the Air, finds William Durant as the uneasy head of the diminished family fortune. As he struggles to restore it in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Ella flees to London to pursue her life as a writer — and to be pursued by a mysterious French count (or at least he says he’s a count). If you’d like to meet the Durants, you can pick up Castles in the Air for 2.99¢ on Kindle. You can follow Sheila Myers on Twitter @SheilaMMyers, or visit her at WWDurantStory.com.       Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:55 — 43.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Sheila Myers – Imaginary Brightness
Fiction / February 15, 2016

February 15, 2016 – Today’s destination is America in the 1870s, and our guest is Sheila Myers, author of the novel Ephemeral Summer, and associate professor at Cayuga Community College. Her latest novel is Imaginary Brightness: a Durant Family Saga. At the dawn of what Mark Twain would later dub the Gilded Age, the economy suffered a panic — what we’d call a depression — brought on, in part, by over-speculation in railroads. Dr. Thomas C. Durant, head of the Union Pacific Railroad, was one of those tycoons devastated by the crash. Imaginary Brightness tells the story of his children, William and Ella, whose world is turned upside down by the crash as they’re torn away from their privileged lifestyle in high society London, and stuck in the wilderness of upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. You can follow Sheila @SheilaMMyers on Twitter, or visit her online at wwdurantstory.com.       Podcast: Download (Duration: 39:58 — 36.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More