Professor and humor writer Douglas Taylor attended Penn State, Gettysburg College, and the University of Florida back in the good old days. At each school, he was housed among the athletes, gaining materials and inspiration for Football in America. At Florida, he earned his pilot’s license, leading to his hilarious aviation best seller, How to Pilot an Aeroplane, and zany humor column, Dear Ace, in General Aviation News.
Between colleges, he also worked in construction (The Reactor) and worked part-time in sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He and his wife, artist Catherine Wright Taylor, have published two children’s books: Thanksgiving and Downtown Ducks.