The characters truly come to life on every page. —Linda Brett-Kell


Books in the Canal Tales Series

A Shocking & Unnatural Incident

A Shocking & Unnatural Incident

Tess, Beany and Lucy live near the same sleepy canal but couldn’t be more different. Tough girl Tess is the daughter of a drunken handyman, Beany the timid daughter of a runaway slave, and Lucy the ambitious daughter of a wealthy abolitionist. It’s no surprise their goals and personalities clash. Their drive for personal freedom—tinged with revenge—leads to terror on the towpath. Read more

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  Wixumlee Is My Salvation

Wixumlee Is My Salvation

Tess Riley is not the bold young woman she was a month ago. After a brutal fight with slave catchers, Tess, her brother Cooper and Beany struggle to survive in Buffalo, New York, the Erie Canal’s lawless last stop. When a formidable woman named Wixumlee kidnaps Beany, Tess and Lucy become entangled in the bold slave rescues of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Read more

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  Beau Mass at Stop 99

Beau Maas at Stop 99

Beau Maas grew up in the Kentucky slave trade and still makes his living stealing people. He wants Beany, a beautiful young woman of color. He’ll even take prickly Lucy, since some men like feisty females. Tess turns the hunter into the hunted when she clashes with Maas to free her friends from captivity in a Louisville fancy house. Read more

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Worse than Dead: the Next Best Thing

by Georgia Ann Mullen
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Leave a comment
Author Nancy Gadzuk enrolled me in The Next Big Thing meme. First, I had to look up the word “meme.” The short definition: it has something to do with repetition. And that’s what we’re doing. Answering questions sent by our writer friends about our works in progress and posting answers on...  Read more