Judith Edwards lives in Springfield Vermont. The Great Expedition of Lewis and Clark, is her third book on that subject. “I discovered Lewis and Clark while writing a play set in the West. I stumbled on Bernard De Voto’s Journals of Lewis and Clark in a library. I fell into those journals and have never emerged.” She believes that the Lewis and Clark Expedition is the “great geographical unfolding of our country, and a human adventure story of epic proportions.” Other books on American history followed an early book on Lewis and Clark.
Currently Judy writes, sings with The Ascutney Trio, writes an advice column for a local paper and a monthly mental health article in an area newspaper, has an arts-related interview show on SAPA TV in southern Vermont, and has a thriving clinical social work practice. She of course, and as usual, has several new writing projects “in the works.”
Her newest book, Bending Moments: Crossing the uncomfort zone to change, will be the subject of a workshop at Village Square Booksellers in Fall 2009. We have autographed books on hand.
In 1803 a young farmer named Reubin Field enlisted for a journey headed by Lewis and Clark. Edwards focuses on his experiences, imagining what his voice might have been like and what his experiences would've been on the 2-year plus journey. The result is Judith Edwards' Great Exploration of Lewis & Clark, a first-person, folksy narrative brings history live with facts blended with rich observational insights.