Adventures for Boys (and Girls) of All Ages!
The Blackwater Novels will inspire you when good people come together to confront evil. Share the adventures! Explore the dangers and mysteries of the Blackwater Swamp and experience the way your grandparents grew up. As a boy, I believed that my purpose in life was to have fun. I was very good at it. Fun was always spiced up by the possibility of getting into trouble. The boys in the Blackwater novels—Johnny, Will, Rad and Sam—are also good at having fun and sometimes getting into trouble. I hope you will join them!
A Review for The Blackwater Novels
"I want to tell you, having read The Dead House and My Brother’s Story, boys and girls and their parents and grandparents are all going to enjoy getting into these stories . . . traditional stories which kids are gonna love, not kids alone, I enjoyed them, more than I can tell you . . . The Dead House . . . the first one I ran across . . . captured my imagination, caught me, pulled me inside . . .”
(Host of Word on Words and Founding Editor USA Today)
— John Seigenthaler
A Review for My Brother's Story
"This is a lovingly told boys’ tale of growing up near woods, swamps and small country towns in the Deep South. But for Rad and Johnny, the young narrators in the book, it’s not just a joyous world of tree houses and lazy rivers, good dogs and lasting friendships. With suspense and drama, their story has an important childhood lesson at its heart: How good men and women, black and white, could stand up to violent, scheming racists in the era of Jim Crow.”
(Cofounder Southern Poverty Law Center)