Conjure Woman's Cat


Wanda J. Dixon's warmth and gorgeous singing voice are superb in this story about Conjure Woman Eulalie, which is told through the voice of her cat and spirit companion, Lena. Dixon zestfully portrays Eulalie, who is "older than dirt" and is kept busy casting spells, mixing potions, and advising people--that is, when the "sleeping" sign is removed from her door. Most distinctive is Eulalie's recurring sigh, which conveys her frustration with Florida in the 1950s, when Jim Crow laws and "Colored Only" signs were routine. Dixon's Lena is fully believable when she spies around town and reports to Eulalie that rednecks have raped and murdered a young women. They almost escape until Eulalie persuades a witness to come forward. Listeners will marvel at the magical realism in this story and benefit from the helpful glossary of the charming local dialect. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile

Special Investigative Reporter


Jock is a wise-cracking, smart ass, full of sarcasm but relatively comfortable in his own skin. Except where women are concerned. There he seems clueless and second-guesses himself. The plot is twisty curvy, like the women in Jock’s life. Jock’s internal dialogue and narration gives the book a noir feel. . . It’s a fun story with a clever plot, full of red herrings to keep you guessing. And a bit of romance to boot! - Big Al's Books and Pals


Eulalie and Washerwoman


"Told through the narrative voice of Lena, Eulalie's shamanistic cat, the fast-paced story comes alive. The approach is fresh and clever; Malcolm R. Campbell manages Lena's viewpoint seamlessly, adding interest and a unique perspective. Beyond the obvious abilities of this author to weave an enjoyable and engaging tale, I found the book rich with descriptive elements. So many passages caused me to pause and savor. 'The air...heavy with wood smoke, turpentine, and melancholy.' ' ...the Apalachicola National Forest, world of wiregrass and pine, wildflower prairies, and savannahs of grass and small ponds... a maze of unpaved roads, flowing water drawing thirsty men...' '...of the prayers of silk grass and blazing star and butterfly pea, of a brightly colored bottle tree trapping spirits searching for Washerwoman...of the holy woman who opened up the books of Moses and brought down pillars of fire and cloud so that those who were lost could find their way.'" - Rhett DeVane, Tallahassee Democrat


​"'Eulalie and Washerwoman' is the sequel to"Conjure Woman's Cat" and part of author Malcolm R. Campbell's 'Florida Folk Magic' series. A simply riveting read from beginning to end, 'Eulalie and Washerwoman' is very highly recommended for both personal reading lists and community library General Fiction collections." - Julie Summers, Midwest Book Review

Conjure Woman's Cat

Sarabande


"The main character, our mythic heroine, is Sarabande, and she appeals in every way to the female reader. She is street smart at the same time that she is savvy, and even as she enters a world unknown to her, she is sharp and strong enough to find her way through challenge after challenge, disaster after nightmare." - Zinta Aistars, Smoking Poet Magazine

Emily's Stories


This audiobook has the coldest, scariest ghost voice in the world and also the wonderful open, free and uninhibited voice of 'Emily'. AND the voices of birds and much more. The widest range of voices I've heard from a narrator. And all seemed real, not forced. I believed it - I believed this could happen. - M Stein, Audible Reader Review


​This is one of the most stunning stories for young people I've ever heard. In fact any adult would love it to. Laced with compassion and empathy this is must listen for every young person. I would think this would make an excellent project for a classroom group listening project or for any program looking for a project centered around social and emotional learning.  - Tina, Audible Reader Review


​Kelley Hazen's spirited delivery enhances Campbell's descriptive writing in these three stories about 14-year-old Emily Walters. "High Country Painter" present a talkative Emily and a realistic-sounding bird that directs Emily to magically draw obstacles to divert a grizzly bear. In "Map Maker," Emily meets an eerie-sounding ghost who helps her save a sacred forest from developers. In "Sweetbay Magnolia," Hazen captures Grandma Walters's elderly voice as well as her persistence and wit to perfection. Young listeners will enjoy hearing Emily explain about TMI--too much information. Hazen's skill at creating believable bird and ghost voices adds to the listening pleasure. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2017]

Lena


I have been looking forward to this book. At the end of “Eulalie and Washerwoman” Eulalie was leaving to fetch Willie back home. They’ve had a long-standing relationship and Eulalie was ready to take it to the next level. Being a romantic at heart I was ready for this relationship to move forward. So, what does Mr. Campbell do? He puts Eulalie in peril! Which in turn kept me reading late into the night. - Big Al's Books and Pals


(Audio Edition): Campbell and Palance present a sober but hopeful look at slowly improving race relations in the 1950s. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]