Child of the Woods is a treatise to the sense of wonder that gripped me as a child, a journey for the reader into the magic of the woods, all senses on the alert. In the fifty-some odd years that have elapsed since I first wandered forth alone, my awe at entering the woods has only magnified. There is nowhere I feel safer, nowhere more at home. It is my fervent hope that, even if the reader’s life is vastly different from these tales of direct contact with nature and some of the spicier details of life, he or she might travel with me through these pages and know the magic of the woods through vicarious immersion.
-Susi Gott Seguret

Join us as we celebrate the release of a new volume of work by Susi Seguret. CHILD OF THE WOODS is a uniquely beautiful collection of short stories and observations drawn from Susi’s experiences growing up in the natural settings of rural Appalachia. Susi will read from her book and share stories and reflections from her youth in Madison County, North Carolina.

Susi Gott Seguret hails from the very depths of Appalachia in Madison County, North
Carolina and honed her culinary skills in France, where she resided for over 20 years, earning a
diploma in Gastronomy and Taste from the Cordon Bleu and the Université de Reims. As
director of the Seasonal School of Culinary Arts, she is passionate about taste and style, and
how they extend from our palate into our daily lives. Editor of a dozen cookbooks, and
contributor to several compilations, Susi has written extensively on a variety of culinary ventures
for diverse publications. She is also the author of Appalachian Appetite.

Admission is a $5 donation, free admission for Western North Carolina Historical Association members.