Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

Historical Fiction

The Accidental Road

The Accidental Road

It’s 1954, and teenager Kat and her mother escape an abusive husband and stumble into the epicenter of crime peddlers invading Arizona and Nevada in the 1950s. Stranded hundreds of miles from their planned destination, they land in a dusty Arizona town.

They soon discover the jubilant face of post-war America has another side, one peppered with corruption and packed with mobsters.

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Blackberry Road

Blackberry Road

Trouble sneaks in one Oklahoma afternoon in 1934 like an oily twister. A beloved neighbor is murdered, and a single piece of evidence sends the sheriff to arrest a black man Biddy, a sharecropper’s daughter, knows is innocent. Hauntingly terrifying sounds seeping from the woods lead Biddy into even deeper mysteries and despair and finally into the shocking truths of that fateful summer.

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