Susan Taylor Block was born in Wilmington, North Carolina September
1, 1951. The daughter of Betty Hill and Joseph Wright Taylor, Jr.,
she has roots that go back deep into the history of hard working
folks of 18th century North Carolina. With family ties in Chatham,
Onslow, and Nash counties, as well as Bath and "Little Washington,"
she has a keen interest in other places but has focused her research
and writing on southeastern North Carolina.