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I am author Patricia Clark Taylor who once lived, studied, worked, and traveled in the Middle East.
To date, this website about my amazing
desert journey has 32,611 global visitors. Some years ago, I created it to introduce my first book, Unveilings,
A Desert Journey. Since that time, there is a revised
version of Unveilings; there's also a version in color
entitled Life, Love, and Religion in the Age of Petroleum. Below, on this page, are my revolving 1970s photos of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel, together with a few of my paintings.
BOOK EXPO AMERICA 2016
From the beginning of this
journey, there was the idea to write a movie script. With the help of my
writing partner, Shelvy Snead, I finished the script at the end of 2015; and, in order to reach a wider audience, we published it in book format The
result is A Script Unveiled; and it will be on exhibit May 11, 12, and 13 at BookExpoAmerica 2016 in Chicago. Shelvy Snead and I will speak about the book Wednesday, May 11, at 3:00 - 3:30 pm on Table # 5 in the Autograph Area, and we'll have free autographed copies to distribute. If you are in the area, please visit the
exhibit. Perhaps we shall meet there at our BEA author booth AM16 where we're located for the entire three days. If you are interested in a movie script for production, we'd be pleased to discuss a collaboration.
COPYRIGHT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 2015
THE SCRIPT UNVEILED
In the 1970s, authors Patricia Clark Taylor and Shelvy Snead were neighbors in a Maryland community on the Magothy River. For an entire decade, beginning in 1973, Patricia traveled with her engineer husband to Rome, Riyadh, and later to Israel. These were the years of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo, the 1973 Arab Israeli War, the massive build up of Saudi Arabia, and a stronger American-Saudi alliance. These were also the years of peace plans initiated by Egypt's President Sadat followed by Israel's return of the Sinai to Egypt. With the murder of President Sadat, the Middle East fell more and more into chaos and Saudi became more and more powerful. During Patricia's return trips to Maryland, she related her stories of these dynamic years to neighbor Shelvy who encouraged her to organize her photos, notes, and many adventures and write them for others to read.
THE SCRIPT UNVEILED
Now, decades later, Patricia and Shelvy create a memorable screenplay epic story. "The Script Unveiled," a work of fiction, surrounds true, historic events as it follows the life of Catherine Turner, an American artist, who travels with her engineer husband and two sons. During these amazing years, the world changed drastically and Catherine’s life changed with it when she leaves her western world and enters a much different world filled with explosive, ever changing events
"I COULD NOT PUT THE SCRIPT DOWN UNTIL I FINISHED IT. THEN I CRIED FOR THIRTY MINUTES. I'VE NEVER READ ANYTHING LIKE IT. BRAVO!"
FOURTEEN YEAR OLD READER'S REACTION: "I JUST LOVED IT. MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IS BRAVE HASSA! AS FOR CATHERINE, THE ONLY PERSON TO PLAY HER IS ANN HATHAWAY!"
PATRICIA CLARK TAYLOR: "It took me, together with my writing partner, six years to write "The Script Unveiled." It's a uniquely complex story of life, love, and overpowering global events.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
WE LANDED IN THE DARK OF NIGHT AND AWOKE TO A
STRANGE NEW LAND.
WE BEGAN OUR NEW JOURNEY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
BEHIND HIGH WALLS.
MY ENGINEER HUSBAND, WAS FREED BY HIS WORK.
LEFT TO FIND MY OWN WAY OUT. …
AND SO I DID...
I learned that our actions have consequences that reverberate
far into the future.
What we sow is what we reap.
It's a law of nature and a universal law.
ACROSS ROLLING DESERT SANDS...
BEYOND QUAINT DESERT VILLAGES...
I TRAVELED ON...
TO TEL AVIV
TO CAPITOL HILL
AND TO PEOPLE AND PLACES BEYOND...
IN AN AGE OF PETROLEUM.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of
life is when men are afraid of the light. ~ Plato