Betsy Reeder

Betsy Reeder is the author of the New River trilogy of historical fiction: Madam’s Creek, Broomstraw Ridge, and Salt in Boiling Water. She is also the writer/compiler of Broadus Unbound: The Oversized Will, Intellect, and Influence of a Small Baptist, a biographical collection of letters that illuminates the life of John A. Broadus, renowned preacher and teacher of the nineteenth-century South.

Raised in rural Maryland, Reeder spent her childhood exploring the woods and fields surrounding her home. Now settled in Northern Appalachia, she continues to wander in between stints at the keyboard working on her next novel.

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