Book Signing - Charles Suddeth
Children's Book Signing
with author Charles Suddeth
Stone Man and the Trail of Tears
After U.S. soldiers attack twelve-year-old Tsatsi’s Cherokee village, his family flees to the Smokey Mountains. Facing storms, flood, and hunger, they’re forced to go where Stone Man, a monstrous giant, is rumored to live. Their journey is a dangerous one. Will Tsatsi find the strength to become a Cherokee warrior? And will they ever find their family again? (Dancing Lemur Press. Paperback fiction for ages 8 to 12.)
Spearfinger/Gatisdi Gayesadi (English - Cherokee)
Spearfinger, a witch, terrorizes the Cherokees of the Smoky Mountains. No one can stop her. A little boy named Chucha battles her. Can he discover her secrets? Can he put an end to her rampages? (4RV Publishing. Bilingual English/Cherokee picture book in hardcover and paperback for ages 3 to 6. Translated from the Cherokee by Tim Nuttle and Lawrence Panther. Illustrated by Carrie Salazar.)
Charles Suddeth was born in Indiana, grew up in Michigan, and has spent most of his life in Kentucky. He lives in Louisville with his two cats, Binks and Wendy (Wendy says it should be Wendy and Binks). He is a graduate of Michigan State University and has also done graduate work at MSU, Spalding University, and the University of Louisville. He is a member of Green River Writers, SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, Midsouth), and International Thriller Writers. Charles loves to tell stories of all sizes and shapes and flavor, and has published picture books, middle readers’ books, young adult thrillers, and adult mysteries. Of Cherokee heritage, he draws inspiration from hiking Tom Sawyer State Park and teaches in Louisville, Kentucky. He is inspired by his great-great grandfather, Bill Pennington, who was born in 1830. During the 1838 Trail of Tears, he and his family fled from their Cherokee village and settled in a rural area a few miles north of Charlestown, Indiana, the Nabb/Marysville/Otisco area. As a baby, Charles lived in Bull Creek, a few miles upriver from Charlestown.