Author Brad Lawler uses the unlikely friendship between Hood, a half Cherokee and half Irish outcast, and Fudd, a white settler, to illustrate harmony and friendship across cultural divides.
Hood has picked the perfectly wrong time to return to Iron Gate. The town, plagued by the attacks of a dangerous mountain lion, is on edge. Worse yet, a mysterious stranger confronts a gang of outlaws—including Emmett Stone, the man who murdered Hood’s father four years ago.
Rejected by those who call him only “Half-Breed,”
As an avid hunter and fisherman, Lawler has a great appreciation for life in the wilderness. After growing up as a prolific reader of Westerns, Lawler was inspired to bring this genre to young audiences. With The Adventures of Hood and Fudd, Lawler hopes to spark a revival of the cowboy-and-Indian, gun shootin’, huntin’, rootin’-tootin’
Lawler was once a part of the booming construction industry as a homebuilder, but as the economy began to plummet, he decided to follow his dream of living off the land, like his grandfather. Now, Lawler characterizes himself as “a gentleman farmer,” raising animals on his farm in Midlothian, Virginia and is growing a vineyard in an effort to create a winery.
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