Eddie Price grew up on the tobacco farms and hayfields of western Kentucky. After teaching high school and college history for 36 years, Eddie embarked upon the career of full-time writer.
His historical novels Widder’s Landing and One Drop-A Slave! gained instant critical acclaim and he began presenting programs to historical and genealogical societies, libraries and arts councils, patriotic organizations, schools, colleges, and universities.
His children’s books, illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams, soon became a hit with younger audiences. The Little Miss Grubby Toes Misadventure Series is popular with classrooms all over America. Winner of the Moms Choice Awards, Florida Authors & Publishers Awards, and Readers Favorite Awards, Eddie visits schools, book fairs, and events with an engaging reading program, puppet show, singing, and activities.
In an era where authors are expected to sell their own books, Eddie has developed a “guerrilla marketing” style that has him actively seeking his intended audiences.
You can find him presenting in many places across America, Canada, and Great Britain. Readers might see him in a preschool classroom or school gymnasium one day, and on a War of 1812 battlefield reenactment the next.
Eddie has presented in national and state parks, frontier villages, and other historic sites, and for many state and national organizations like the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of 1812 and Daughters of 1812, the Readers’ Favorite Awards, “Maryland, Kentucky and Beyond,” the National Dutch Cousins, and other national genealogical societies.
Eddie serves on the Kentucky Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and is a Kentucky Chautauqua performer, portraying the winning jockey of the 1913 Kentucky Derby, Roscoe Tarleton Goose.
Since publishing his first book, Eddie has developed over 12 programs. Many of these programs include in depth, fully historical presentations. Some of these presentations include performances, like the children's educational program "How a Children’s Book Happens!"
His sequel novel to his acclaimed "Widder's Landing" is "One Drop — A Slave!" — an adventurous, memorable follow up to his past award-winning historical fiction works.
Traveling often, Eddie divides his time between educating and entertaining through his programs and exploring the digital world.
Designated a “Kentucky Writer” by the Kentucky Arts Council
Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Bicentennial Commission War of 1812 endorsement.
National Society United States Daughters of 1812 “Spirit of 1812 Award”
Novel Widder’s Landing recognized by Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear
Commendation from Kentucky State Senate
Widder’s Landing named “Gold Medalist” in the 2013 Reader’s Favorite Award Contest: for Best Historical
Fiction at the 2013 Miami International Book Fair
Widder’s Landing was listed and reviewed by the Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives in the 2014
Kentucky State Fair Special Exhibitions Bibliography
National review in “1812 War Cry” Magazine Winter 2014, General Society of the War of 1812
Director, Hancock County Museum
Board Member, Hancock County Historical Society