Brenda Hutcheson Fickey
The Reluctant Reader's Friend and Scop

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 The adventures of Hank and his friends begin here in the      Arkansas Oil Days Series. Hank Baker is alone in his belief  that his father is still alive. Corporal Baker was declared  missing seven years earlier, after the Battle of Belleau Wood  in France at the end of World War I. When Hank finds a  skeleton in the woods near his family's property, questions  arise about who it was. He decides to investigate the  mystery on his own with the help of two friends. Will he  discover the skeleton is his missing father or someone else?  In 1925, South Arkansas is in the middle of an oil boom, and  the woods are filled with stills that smell of bootleg whiskey.  It is the backdrop for more adventure than Hank bargains  for as he, Daniel, and Beth Ann uncover the truth about the  skeleton.

 Published by KUDU Publishing (2015)

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The adventures continue here in the Arkansas Oil Days  Series! Twelve-year-old Hank Baker is in crisis. His hero father is dead; a bully from Snow Hill is threatening his family and friends; and the Ku Klux Klan is operating near his home in Farmville, with ominous plans for Granny Rose and the peaceful community of Beech Hill. All of this sets Hank and his best friends, Daniel and Beth Ann, in a fight against a dangerous enemy in the areas surrounding the oil fields of South Arkansas in the summer of 1925. Add to this the appearance of a large, mysterious creature and the disappearance of several people, and questions beg for answers.

Published by KUDU Publishing (2015)

 Available in print and in all ebook formats through,, and itunes.

 Something is killing the livestock around the community  of  Farmville, Arkansas, bringing turmoil to the region.  Emotions run high as the report surfaces of a large, man-  like creature along the Ouachita River. Out of desperation, a  bounty is posted before the sighting can be verified. The  description bears a strong resemblance to Hank Baker's  giant friend who lives in the woods near the river. The  summer of 1925 has been anything but boring for Hank  and  his friends as they set off on another adventure. In  this  third book of the Arkansas Oil Days Series, Hank,  Daniel,  Beth Ann, and Abraham join their efforts in a race  against  time to find the evidence to prove their friend's  innocence.  Just as the truth begins to offer hope, the big  man  disappears. Is the large creature really responsible  for the  livestock killings or is something more dangerous  lurking in  the shadows?

 Published by KUDU Publishing (2015)

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An ominous chill settles over twelve-year-old Hank Baker before the news of a jailbreak threatens his safety. Determined to stay calm and keep things normal at home, a couple of strange events wreak havoc on his resolve. Not even the discovery of new evidence in the investigation concerning the skeleton he had found close to home on the Ouachita River earlier in the summer could break the spell of bad luck following him. While walking along the streets of Smackover, he encounters danger from an unlikely source and risks his life to find the truth behind the jailbreak, the murder of his friend's father, and the life-threatening attacks on his family. With the help of his best friends, Hank searches for answers to hard questions about people he once trusted. Will he gain more than he loses when the truth is revealed?
Published by KUDU Publishing (2012)

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