About Taylor Baldwin Kiland

Taylor Baldwin Kiland grew up in Coronado, California. She is a writer who specializes in military nonfiction. She has written or edited nine children’s books about the military, including The U.S. Navy & Military Careers. A former naval officer—the third generation in her family to serve in the Navy—Taylor spent twenty years in the private sector as a marketing communications professional before starting her writing career. She holds a master’s degree in marketing communications from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and three-year-old daughter.

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Meet the Illustrator

Patricia Palermino is a self-taught American folk art artist who has been publishing her unique collection of paintings depicting Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, historical locations for more than twenty years. Her artwork can be seen and purchased online at patpalermino.com, and has been exhibited at the White House, the National Archives, Winterthur Museum, the American Museum in Bath, England, the National Horticultural Society and others. She has been commissioned by the National Easter Egg Roll at the White House, the UNICEF Corporate Christmas Card Collection, Historic Alexandria, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Gunston Hall Museum, Woodlawn Plantation Museum, Winterthur Museum’s Point to Point Races, United Card of Japan and others. Original paintings have also been sold at the Frank J. Miele Gallery in New York City.