The Children Who Rode The Earth is the tweenage adventure drama of Carolina, a pioneer girl traveling in a wagon train with her extended family from North Carolina to the Missouri Territory. In the unsettled wilderness between the Mississippi River and the foothills of the Ozarks in a world that looks to have turned against itself, the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 rock her world and change her life forever. She encounters forces of good and evil and experiences both great joy and devastating heartache as she witnesses many life or death scenes that most adults wouldn't even dare to believe.
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About the Author
Susan Chester Seawel, a retired educator, is an avid reader and lifelong writer. She taught English and journalism at the high school level before being asked to serve as head librarian for her district for grades K -12. In this role she refused to accept the stereotype of a cranky bespectacled librarian in a boring room full of dusty old books, and instead became "the book lady" whereby she created an atmosphere of fun and adventure where she fostered a love of reading in even the unlikeliest of students. She led Maynard High School journalism students to award-winning status with their yearbook, The Tiger; co-established the Charlie Mae Simon Quiz Bowl for northeast, Arkansas schools where her students claimed victory numerous times; and began a tradition of taking her elementary library students on yearly literary pilgrimages to the Laura Ingalls Wilder home in Mansfield, Missouri and regularly took her high school students on educational and recreational road trips to various cultural destinations in Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. A member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the international society for key women educators, she won multiple awards and honors during her tenure in public education. Aside from her work in education, she has served as a features writer and personal interest columnist for the Pocahontas Star Herald; co-authored a local history book, A History of the Maynard Community, with her husband, Harmon; and has written innumerous family history pieces and personal memoirs. She loves children, all things chocolate, strong Southern-style sweet iced tea, good friends, and books.