Jodi Lea Stewart
Writer and Author in the South and Southwest
. . . a fiction author who believes in and writes about the triumph of the human spirit through overcoming adversity . . .
Jodi Lea Stewart grew up smelling cedar berries and cattle pens on a large cattle ranch wedged between the Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Her friends were Native American and Hispanic, with a few Anglos thrown in for good measure.
Many monsoon seasons later, Jodi writes historical and contemporary novels set in the South, Southwest, and beyond.
Jodi's sixth novel, “TRIUMPH, A Novel of the Human Spirit,” is an International Firebird Multicultural First-Place Award winner and a finalist in numerous competitions. Her newest novel launches early in 2023 and takes the reader to Mexico, China, Argentina, Hong Kong, and Texas.
Seething with old prejudices, money, Vodou, race-mixing, and young hot blood, "TRIUMPH, a Novel of the Human Spirit" will tromp you through the Louisiana swamps, in and out of bustling New Orleans, across the Texas prairies, and into the city streets of innovative but troubled St. Louis in the early and mid-twentieth century.
At a time when the world needs more warmth and acceptance, two girls, Mercy and Annie, lead us to a place where color and creed do not matter, to a place where people are accepted because of character and heart ... nothing more, nothing less. If you enjoyed Where the Crawdads Singor To Kill a Mockingbird, you will love TRIUMPH, a Novel of the Human Spirit. Spanning from 1903 to 1968, it has an interwoven and dramatic plot, short, active chapters, and compelling characters that will keep you turning the pages.
Two Vodou ceremonies put this book in the 18+ category. Dealing in a positive light with racial issues, TRIUMPH has been "Sensitivity Read and Approved."
TRIUMPH, a Novel of the Human Spirit