Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois, grew up in Washington, D.C., and now writes and lives in Chatham County, North Carolina. She is author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention, and Searching for Virginia Dare, a North Carolina Arts Council Notable Book, both from Press 53.
Recipient of two Pushcart Special Mentions and numerous writing fellowships and awards, Hudson has published stories, essays, and poems in five anthologies and many magazines and journals, including Garden & Gun, Our State magazine, Story, and Yankee. She writes on topics ranging from pond fishing to Sufi dancing, from extraordinary dogs to English explorers, from the artist’s life to the life of the monarch butterfly, from Native American history to meditations on war and peace. Much of her work explores the links between history, the human spirit, and the natural world, and reviewers have compared her work to that of Thomas Hardy and Alice Munro.
Hudson is a graduate of American University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing and gives lectures to historical societies and library groups on the life and work of slave poet George Moses Horton, who sold his poems to buy his freedom.
Regal House Publishing is proud to publish Indigo Field in the spring of 2023.