"Caintuck Lies Within My Soul" is a masterful, historical biography that presents the story of Jemima Boone, Daniel's daughter. Written in novel form, C.M. Huddleston relates the thrilling story of Jemima's life, especially her dream of moving west of the Appalachian Mountains to live on America's first frontier. Set during America's Revolutionary War, Jemima's experiences west of the mountains include by her capture by Indians and the 1778 siege of Boonesborough. Based on years of historical research, this historically- accurate novel relates one of America's great adventure stories.
BIOGRAPHY As a child, Connie Huddleston loved history and dreamed about her future as an award-winning author. However, she got sidetracked and became an Army wife, a mother, an elementary school teacher, an archaeologist, and an historic preservation consultant, all before publishing her first book! Now in 2019, she has published 14 volumes, all dealing with her first passion (don’t tell her husband and children) — our nation’s past. She’s even won several book awards.
Connie writes fiction under the name C.M. Huddleston and history volumes under her full name. Her time travel series written for middle grade to young adult readers occupies much of her thoughts as there is so much to consider—like can dogs time travel?
She resides in a log cabin near Crab Orchard, Kentucky, with her husband, a retired Army officer, and an Australian Shepherd named Katie (who often time travels to far off meadows to chase deer). Connie enjoys the quiet of rural Kentucky, except when Katie barks at deer, turkeys, and of course, the UPS truck!
In 2016, Connie won her first Gold Medal for Greg's First Adventure in Time. In 2017, she won again for Greg's Second Adventure in Time. 2018 brought a silver medal for Greg's Third Adventure in Time. All her Literary Classics medals now hang proudly in her office as she works on edits for her new manuscript, next to the certificate for her award for Winter Wonder.
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