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Deborah Huso

Deborah Huso

A mountain girl since birth, Deborah Huso grew up on a small farm in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, only six miles from Shenandoah National Park. Throughout her childhood, she camped, hiked, and explored along the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. This exploration developed a love for the southern Appalachian landscape that is reflected in her writing—most of which focuses on the history, travel, and culture of the region. Leaving the mountains briefly to study English and history at Gettysburg College, and then to pursue her graduate degree in American studies at The College of William and Mary, Deborah came back to the mountains as soon as she could, moving to remote Highland County, Virginia to pursue her childhood dream of writing full-time.

Over the course of the last 10 years, the Smoky Mountains have become a second home to Deborah, who has spent countless hours traveling the back roads and hiking trails of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and wandering the region’s small mountain towns. Her passion is discovering the road-less-traveled.

Since she first came to realize how much more there was to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park than the Newfound Gap Road, she has written more than 100 articles on the region for national and regional magazines and newspapers, including Women’s Health, AAA World, Disney Family Fun, Preservation, Military Officer, and Blue Ridge Country, where she also serves as contributing editor. To learn more about Deborah, please visit her website at www.drhuso.com, where she keeps readers up-to-date on the latest news from the Blue Ridge.

Books by Deborah Huso:

Moon Spotlight Great Smoky Mountains National Park
First Edition
$8.99 US
A compact guide covering the Newfound Gap Road, Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, and Alum Cave Bluffs Trail. More
Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains
First Edition
$16.95 US
The best of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation, from Virginia native Deborah Huso. More




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