Traces: Author Patricia Hudson in Conversation with Silas House

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Join author Patricia Hudson in conversation with Silas House as they discuss her new release, Traces. An early American adage proclaimed, "The frontier was heaven for men and dogs—hell for women and mules." Since the 1700s, when his name first appeared in print, Daniel Boone has been synonymous with America's westward expansion and life on the frontier. Traces is a retelling of Boone's saga through the eyes of his wife, Rebecca, and her two oldest daughters, Susannah and Jemima. Patricia Hudson gives voice to these women, all of whom were pioneers in their own right. The Boone women's joys and sorrows, as well as those of countless other forgotten women who braved the frontier, are invisibly woven into the fabric of America's early years and the story of this country's westward expansion.

Patricia Hudson is a native East Tennessean whose Appalachian roots go back to the eighteenth century. She credits the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop in Hindman, Kentucky, and Kentucky author, Harriette Arnow, for giving her the courage to pursue a writing career that now spans nearly 40 years. Hudson was a contributing editor at Americana magazine for more than a decade, writing about historic preservation and travel destinations for history lovers, as well as a frequent contributor to Southern Living magazine, where she profiled people whose passion for the region matched her own. She was co-editor of Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, and co-author of The Carolinas and the Appalachian States, a volume in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series. Traces is her first novel.

A book signing will follow with copies available for purchase from Poor Richard’s Books


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