A fond look back, and the road ahead...

In April, April 12, 2016 to be precise, Traci and I celebrated the official launch of our book tour in support of John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero. It's hard to believe it's been more than two years since our second book first published!



Since that time, reader interest in our book remains strong, even as John Sevier enters its second printing and third year in publication. Along the way, we've had the opportunity to visit individuals, bookstores, heritage and lineage societies, colleges and universities, and historic sites to speak about the book. During our book tour, we've met a lot of interesting folks who share our passion for history. We're grateful for each opportunity, and we look forward to continuing our book tour in the days to come. If you're interested in hosting us for a lecture at your next gathering, please visit the "Events" page of this blog to learn more. We'd be honored to receive your invitation.

While we continue to schedule speaking engagements, our primary focus now is setting our sights on research and writing for our third book. Traci and I intend to explore several stories chronicled by Tennessee's earliest explorers and their encounters with Native Americans, drawing on letters, diaries, journals, legends, and folktales to tell the story of what I like to call "America's First Frontier." In the coming months, posts to The Posterity Project will be far and few between as we begin exploring this topic in greater detail through our research. However, I am looking forward to sharing a few of these stories with you from time to time as this next book project begins to take shape, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, I want to express how grateful we are for the support we've received for our books, including our first publication, Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. To learn more about both titles, and to order author-signed copies of each, visit the "Books" page for more information.



Gordon Belt and Traci Nichols-Belt are a husband and wife team of authors and public historians. Together, they have collaborated on two books. Traci Nichols-Belt is the author of Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War. Her book explores the significant impact of religion on the Army of Tennessee, C.S.A., on every rank, from generals to chaplains to common soldiers. Gordon Belt is the author of John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero, which focuses on the life and legend of Tennessee’s first governor, John Sevier. Both books are published by The History Press, an award-winning publisher of local and regional history titles from coast to coast. Gordon and Traci’s writings focus specifically on stories from their home state of Tennessee.