Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

About Jodi

Jodi Lea Stewarts adventure and mystery tales reflect her non-traditional childhood growing up on a cattle ranch next door to the Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache Rez. She climbed petroglyph-etched boulders, bounced two feet in the air in the back end of pickups wrestling through washed-out terracotta roads, played in stock bins full of barley and corn, and rode horses through the arroyos and mountains of the Arizona High Country.

Jodi Lea Stewart - About the Author

Having an Okie mom, a passel of Oklahoma and Missouri cousins, and an eclectic mix of Native American and Hispanic buddies made Jodi tumble head over heels in love with everything southwest and southern. She slaps the feelings, colors, smells, and sounds of her youth into her middle-grade and young adult fiction and wants everyone in the world to adore fry bread and beans—or biscuits, gravy and sassafras tea—as much as she does.