From Tahlequah Daily Press:
Ghostly tales have surrounded Seminary Hall for decades.
The legendary Florence Wilson, longtime principal of the Cherokee Female Seminary, is the emphasis for many of these stories. For several years, Northeastern State University graduate students have led spook-seekers through the lantern-lit halls, telling about sightings of Florence and other spectral spirits.
So the Cherokee Female Seminary was a natural selection for the setting of “The Revenant,” Sonia Gensler’s first novel, published in June.
Gensler didn’t choose to center her story around Wilson, however.
“I wanted a story based on the student population, rather than teachers,” she said Thursday.
Gensler was one of five speakers during the opening session of the annual State of Sequoyah Conference at NSU, hosted by the State of Sequoyah Commission.