The NCSH held their annual awards ceremony in Hilton Garden Inn at Mooresville, NC on October 19, 2013.
A distinguished panel of judges selected Ledford's book to win the Paul Green Award.
According to the judge's collective comments: "A trip down memory lane is what one will take while reading this poet's work. She writes in a free-verse style, quite popular with modern poets. Subject matter deals with people, places, animals, daily life in the 1940's to the present, with a concentration toward earlier times in Clay County, NC.
"Ledford's book is beautifully produced and the cover 'beckons' one to pick it up and read. The poetry, words from the soul recalls many old traditions that are being lost to 'progress,' being lost to generations who will learn about them through poetry such as this."
Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, KY published Ledford's book. It's available at Clay County Chamber of Commerce, John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop, Hayesville Centennial Exhibit, FinishingLinePress.com, Amazon.com, and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC.
For more information: www.ncsocietyofhistorians.org.