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Sheila Turnage


Sheila Turnage

Sheila Turnage lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, a blind dog and an ill-tempered cat.

A native North Carolinian, she's spent most of her life surrounded by the poetry and humor of rural NC. She writes books, articles and poems, and enjoys writing about the South in general and NC in particular. Her books include Compass American Guides: North Carolina and Haunted Inns of the Southeast.

Three Times Lucky is her first novel for kids. It's set in the fictitious town of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina - population 148 minus one (murder).

Sheila Turnage

Books by Sheila Turnage

by Sheila Turnage - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fiction, Mystery

Pirate fever sweeps through Tupelo Landing after a treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard's lost gold buried somewhere nearby. When Mo and Dale and Harm are hired by Mayor Little's mother to find the pirate loot for her, the race for riches is on! Meanwhile, Mo LoBeau unearths new clues that may lead to her long-lost Upstream Mother. Can the Desperados sidestep Blackbeard's curse and outsmart a professional treasure hunter? Will Dale faint under the pressure of Valentine's Day? To top things off, Mo, Dale and Harm realize one of them may have to leave Tupelo Landing. For good.

by Sheila Turnage - Children's 10-12, Humor, Mystery

For everyone who's already fallen for Mo and Dale, and for anyone who's new to Tupelo Landing, THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN is a heartwarming story that perfectly blends mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor.

by Sheila Turnage - Children's, Fiction

When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. As Mo and Dale handily track down the truth about the ghost, they discover the truth about a great many other people, too.

by Sheila Turnage - Children's, Fiction, Mythology

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel and Miss Lana. When a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth.