Books by Author Jodi Lea Stewart

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Deep in the Louisiana swamps in 1903, five-year-old Willy is kidnapped by a Voodoo Priestess. One day, he will fight bloody battles in France and come face-to-face with the horrors of voodoo.

While in bustling New Orleans, bachelor Jack—a former Texas Ranger—has an encounter with a young beauty hiding in his hotel room. What she wants and needs will change his life forever.

1958 St. Louis, two girls of different races, Mercy and Annie, meet in the fifth grade. Together, they secretly explore St. Louis via bus and streetcar, encountering cultural prejudices at every turn— including from within one girl’s own family. The turbulent times and the Civil Rights Movement will test the girls’ loyalty and affect their choices on the way to adulthood.

In a saga spanning from 1903 to 1968, three families navigate the stormy paths of life in New Orleans, St. Louis, and Texas until they all collide in a startling and dramatic way.

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Silki, the Girl of Many Scarves Trilogy

Silki is a sassy Navajo girl with an addiction to scarves and a penchant for predicaments. It’s Nancy Drew meets Tony Hillerman in these action-adventure mysteries woven with Navajo language, tradition, and lore.

Summer of the Ancient

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Summer of the Ancient

Canyon of Doom

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Canyon of Doom

Valley of Shadows

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Valley of Shadows

Historical Fiction
The Accidental Road

The Accidental Road

Kat’s almost-full-time job has become dodging the embarrassing tsunami of male attention aimed at her mother Ellie, a social butterfly who bears an uncanny resemblance to film star Marilyn Monroe. To add to Kat’s woes, her stepfather, Roy, has lately grown irrationally jealous of his beautiful wife. Kat buries her worries in movies and classical novels, but when Roy’s rants turn violent, she and Ellie plan an escape via Route 66 to the freedom of a new life in Las Vegas. Car trouble strands them in a dusty little town in Arizona where they encounter tales, treachery, and a slew of characters such as they have never met before, including mobsters infiltrating Arizona and Nevada in the 1950s. Can the road they chose bring them the life they’ve both longed for or was it THE ACCIDENTAL ROAD bringing them to a disaster they can’t escape from? Trouble escalates when Ellie attracts the eye of a mafia Caporegime who, along with Roy, is determined to have her at any cost.

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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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Triumph

Triumph

At a time when the world needs more warmth and acceptance, two little girls – Mercy and Annie, take us on a journey where color and race matters less than character and heart!

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The Accidental Road

The Accidental Road

Kat’s almost-full-time job has become dodging the embarrassing tsunami of male attention aimed at her mother Ellie, a social butterfly who bears an uncanny resemblance to film star Marilyn Monroe. To add to Kat’s woes, her stepfather, Roy, has lately grown irrationally jealous of his beautiful wife. Kat buries her worries in movies and classical novels, but when Roy’s rants turn violent, she and Ellie plan an escape via Route 66 to the freedom of a new life in Las Vegas. Car trouble strands them in a dusty little town in Arizona where they encounter tales, treachery, and a slew of characters such as they have never met before, including mobsters infiltrating Arizona and Nevada in the 1950s. Can the road they chose bring them the life they’ve both longed for or was it THE ACCIDENTAL ROAD bringing them to a disaster they can’t escape from? Trouble escalates when Ellie attracts the eye of a mafia Caporegime who, along with Roy, is determined to have her at any cost.

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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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Summer of the Ancient

Summer of the Ancient

Silki thinks she made up Wol-la-chee, the Ancient Ant Man, but he somehow shrieks into her life one fateful summer day. Her best friend accuses her of getting her real and unreal confused, and things are disappearing right and left from all over the Rez. How long can one girl handle the whole Ancient World by herself anyway?

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Canyon of Doom

Canyon of Doom

Stealing money isn’t the aim of the Mesa Redondo bank robbers. They want the mysterious metal object Silki and her best friend Birdie discovered in the bogs at Canyon Daacha. With Birdie headed up to Kayenta for the rest of the summer, Silki navigates wide-eyed and solo through a whirl of thievery, scary characters, lost artifacts, and a shadowy stranger Silki dubs Amber Eyes. Against a backdrop of Monsoon season floods and quicksand, Silki’s plight is complicated by the hateful slurs of a rebellious cousin her family must rescue before it’s too late. Soon, Silki finds herself in the middle of a plot that stretches all the way back to World War II and reaches right into the very soul of her own family.

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Valley of Shadows

Valley of Shadows

The theft of a famous horse catapults Silki and Birdie into a baffling adventure teeming with International undercurrents. What possible connection could Old Man Concho have to the Japanese tourists on the Rez, and can Silki discover an ancient truth in time to save the leader of the Ghost Herd, as well as salvage her own broken heart?

Finalist in three categories in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards

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Triumph

Triumph

At a time when the world needs more warmth and acceptance, two little girls – Mercy and Annie, take us on a journey where color and race matters less than character and heart!

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