About the Book
Octavia Walton LeVert was the granddaughter of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the daughter of the first Secretary for Florida, and the first woman to represent the United States outside the country. She was also selected by Ann Pamela Cunningham to be the one of the first Vice Regents of the newly formed Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Her literary salon in Mobile, Alabama, and the publication of her book, Souvenirs of Travel, resulted in international fame until her Union sympathies during the Civil War ended it all. Such a Woman, named so because the famous writer Washington Irving, regarding Octavia, stated, “A woman such as appears but once in the course of an empire.” It is a book about a lady whose journals and letters have allowed the reader a peek into the life of the real Octavia Walton LeVert. In a world led by men, her grace, beauty, and intellect allowed her to shine unlike any other.
Paula Lenor Webb
Paula Lenor Webb earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Alabama. She is a tenured Librarian at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She is the author of, Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade (2016). Paula is a co-author of the Mississippi Mojo…Thriller Series with Mary S. Palmer.