"A ripping good yarn for any reader. The action is swift and exciting, the characters are complex and engaging. A crowning delight is the descriptive language that evokes the sights, smells, and textures of such a physically rich landscape. The river itself becomes an immutable presence, offering both hazard and refuge, and thus serving as a near perfect setting for this coming of age tale."
— Award-winning author Tony Crunk, on Ted Dunagan's Trouble on the Tombigbee
Ted M. Dunagan is the author of A Yellow Watermelon, Secret of the Satilfa, and Trouble on the Tombigbee, the first three young adult novels about the adventures of young friends Ted and Pouldlum (with more books on the way!). All three books are now available in hardcover and ebook format from your favorite bookstore.
In A Yellow Watermelon, twelve-year-old Ted Dillon meets Poudlum, a black boy his own age, as their families work in the cotton fields in south Alabama, 1948. Though their friendship is forbidden, the two go on to integrate the field. Together, they learn a secret about their town and go on to save Poudlum's family from corrupt businessmen.
Author Ted Dunagan was named the Georgia Author of the Year in 2009 for A Yellow Watermelon.
Ted Dillon and Poudlum return in Secret of the Satilfa, as their post-Thanksgiving fishing trip is interrupted by fugitive bank robbers. The boys escape, but learn the location of the robbers' secret loot. The boys must survive a sleet storm and escape the evil town sheriff in order to save the day. Ted and Poudlum are once again reminded that the similarities between them are far greater and more significant than their differences.
Author Ted Dunagan was again named Georgia Author of the year in 2011 for Secret of the Satilfa.
In Trouble on the Tombigbee, Ted Dillon and Poudlum face real danger when they accidentally stumble upon a Ku Klux Klan meeting. Only their quick wits and friendship can save them as they again team up to expose corruption in their small town.
Author Ted Dunagan received a third Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2012 for Trouble on the Tombigbee.
Look for author Ted Dunagan's next books about Ted and Poudlum, The Salvation of Miss Lucretia and The Bovine Bandits.