Goodreads asked Ron H. Rader:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Ron H. Rader I wanted to capture and revisit my childhood adventures in The Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. It was important to me to chronicle the ambience of the THEN - the 1940s and 50s - for my children and grandchildren. An added surprise - visitors to our area have been eager to read it. I was overwhelmed when my book earned the 2014 IPPY silver medal for South : Best Non Fiction in New York awarded by the Independent Publisher Association in May at the National Book Expo.

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