Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell is the award-winning author of Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass’ Women, Season, Moon, and Hurricane. She is also the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair and Founding Artistic Director of Arizona State University’s Piper Center for Creative Writing, and has written many award-winning books for children.

Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Voodoo Dreams

The story of Marie Laveau, the character featured on American Horror Story: Coven.

Douglass' Women by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Douglass’ Women

Hailed as a “masterpiece of historical fiction,” this classic examines the role of the women in Frederick Douglass’ life.

Magic City by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Magic City

Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921. A white woman and a black man are alone in an elevator. Suddenly, the woman screams, the man runs out, and the chase to capture and lynch him begins.

“All of us are strong. Brave and good-willed. All of us are magical. I hope to pass this story, the spirit on to you.”


Jewell Parker Rhodes, author of Magic City

The Marie Laveau Mystery Trilogy

This is the story of Marie Levant, the great-great granddaughter of Marie Laveau, a New Orleans doctor tasked with confronting zombies, vampires, and the forces of nature. Jewell Parker Rhodes delivers a thrilling mystery series rich with Louisiana history and laced with sexual energy.

Jewell Parker Rhodes - Ninth Ward - Children's Books
Jewell Parker Rhodes - Sugar - Children's Books
Jewell Parker Rhodes - Bayou Magic - Children's Books
Jewell Parker Rhodes - Towers Falling - Children's Books

Dr. Rhodes's books for children have received the Parents’ Choice Foundation Award, the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, and the Jane Addam’s Children’s Book Award, among others.

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