Strangers, Magic and Mystery

Transport yourself to small town Alabama in the 1930s in this atmospheric middle grade novel.  Mrs. Snuff can “reveal your fate for 25 cents” and a talking crow can squawk a warning- “Danger comin’, Hoodoo.”  Twelve year old Hoodoo Hatcher must uncover the folk magic that resides within him.  If he should fail, the mysterious stranger newly arrived in town, will bring harm to Hoodoo’s family and friends.

This is Ronald L. Smith’s debut novel.


Hoodoo Hatcher, knows someone is looking for him.  The Stranger has come to town full of black magic.  With the help of his friend Bunny and the all knowing Mrs. Snuff, Hoodoo must destroy the demon who is after him.