Writer, Editor, and House Flipper in Texas
Jodi Lea Stewart was born in Texas but grew up in Apache County on a cattle ranch near Concho, Arizona. She left the University of Arizona in Tucson to move to San Francisco, where she learned about peace, love, and exactly what she didn't want to do with her life. Since then, Jodi graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Business Management, raised three children, worked as an electro-mechanical drafter, penned humor columns for a college periodical, wrote regional western articles and served as managing editor of a Fortune 500 company newsletter. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband, Mark, two Standard poodles and numerous gigantic, bossy houseplants. SUMMER OF THE ANCIENT is Jodi's debut novel and Book One of the Silki, the Girl of Many Scarves trilogy -- a "Nancy Drew meets Tony Hillerman" adventure mystery. CANYON OF DOOM came next, and VALLEY OF SHADOWS hit the shelves February 2018, completing this sassy and fun escapade in the Navajo Nation. Jodi's first historical novel, BLACKBERRY ROAD, set in 1934, is a murder mystery as told through the eyes of a sharecropper's daughter. It debuted June 2018. What's next on the horizon? A chilling historical novel set in 1950s Arizona.