Eddie Price, author of the award-winning historical fiction novels Widder’s Landing and One Drop—A Slave!, and the Little Miss Grubby Toes illustrated children’s books series. He has also written a sports history entitled The Unlikely Trio—The Winners of the 1913 Kentucky Derby.
A lifelong native of Kentucky, Eddie is a Chautauqua performer and a Speaker for the Kentucky Humanities Council. A graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College (BA) and Western Kentucky University (MA and Rank I), Eddie taught history for 36 years (31 at Hancock County High School). He also taught part-time classes for 21 years at Owensboro Community & Technical College. In that time he received Ashland Oil’s Golden Apple Teaching Award, was included in Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers, and won the Outstanding American History Teacher Award from KATH (Kentucky Association for the Teachers of History) and KCSS (Kentucky Council for the Social Studies.) Murray State University named him Outstanding Kentucky High School Teacher in 2000. He also received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University, Kentucky in 2012. His students voted him “Teacher of the Year” numerous times.
Eddie has coached many award-winning academic teams and history contest winners. He is active in the Hancock County Historical Society and helped organize the Young Historians Club there. Eddie has emceed and presented at the “Readers Favorite Awards” in conjunction with the Miami Book Fair, at Florida Authors & Publishers Conferences in 2019 and 2021, and presented twice for “Authors in Schools” at the Amelia Island Book Fest, 2019, 2020.