Imaginary Brightness: a Durant Family Saga

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Sheila Myers

Sheila Myers is an Associate Professor at Cayuga Community College in Upstate New York where she teaches environmental science and ecology. Sheila has spent most of her career working to educate the public about the natural world.

Sheila took to writing much later in her career. Her first novel Ephemeral Summer (2014) is a contemporary coming-of-age story set in the Finger Lakes and intertwines many ecological themes throughout the story. Myers began writing a trilogy on the family of the robber baron, Dr. Thomas C. Durant, after spending time at Camp Huntington, one of the Great Camps built by his son William, on Raquette Lake NY.

Her essays about her work on the trilogy have been published in the Adirondack Life Magazine, the History News Network, and the ADK Local Magazine. She has been a contributor to numerous online blogs sites including the Adirondack Almanack, Books by Women, and the New York History Blog.