Thursday, August 16, 2018

James Babb

James Babb

James is an award winning author and cancer survivor.

He was named Arkansan of the Day by Channel 11 News.

His novel, The Devil’s Backbone was named Independent Book of the Day.

James was invited to speak at the AAIM conference in 2014.

In 2014, he won a Juvenile Fiction IPPY Award.

He travels to schools and speaks to students about his novels.

If he isn’t fishing, hunting, or writing, he’s thinking about fishing, hunting, or writing.

 

Devil's Trap, The

Devil's Trap, The

Native American, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Middle Grade, Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult Fiction.

Fifteen year-old Brody Martin has taken refuge in Indian Territory from the Miller clan. The Millers are accusing him of horse thieving and murder... and they don't care who they hurt to find him. Brody is hired on by Joseph, a Cherokee Indian, to help run his trap lines in the wilderness. Just as he starts to feel safe, he stumbles across a dying man and finds out there are worse things than being separated from his family and wanted for murder. With enemies ready to ambush him in Fort Smith and pure evil stalking through the woods, Brody has to pick his path carefully or he may end up trapped.

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Devil's Den, The

Devil's Den, The

Native American, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Middle Grade, Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult Fiction, 2018 Best Book Awards.

Indian Territory, 1881. Brody Martin, at 15, has survived a gunpowder explosion, a bear attack, a panther attack, and more than one attempt on his life. But now he is wanted in Fort Smith for a crime he did not (exactly) commit, and bounty hunters are on his trail. In an effort to elude them, he finds a crack in the face of a ridge and slips into a cavern known as the Devil's Den, trapped by the men who would like to redeem the price on his head dead or alive.

Separated from his closest friend Ames, a former slave and Civil War veteran, and Wolf, a Cherokee tracker and unlikely ally, Brody is left to contemplate his options and the friends and family he may never see again.

 

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Devil's Backbone, The

Devil's Backbone, The

Native American, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Middle Grade, Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult Fiction.

An award winning novel set in 1880.

"The action and suspense make this a serious page turner, and Brody is a character you can't help but root for." S.A. Bodeen -The Raft - The Compound

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The crops have failed and his family is starving, so fourteen year-old Brody slips out into the early morning darkness, desperate to find food in the foothills of the Devil's Backbone. A terrible accident, a rescue by a delusional ex-slave, and a journey to find his family has Brody growing into a man... and also wanted for murder.

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"A riveting tale of adventure with a cast of characters as tough and timeless as the rifles we make."-Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms

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"James Babb has crafted the extraordinary. Please, please do yourself a favor and read this."-Robert Bacon, The Perfect Write.

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"The Devil's Backbone is a humble adventure into the hard lives of those who lived in the shadow of a war that had long since ended... I couldn't put this book down, James Babb wrote a novel that is engaging. The hunger, the cold, and the friendship, it's hard not to get drawn into this story.-Mike Kendra, CivilWarTalk.com

 

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