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ISBN: 978-1-68313-209-7
254 pages

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Stream of Life

~ The Children of the Creek Trilogy ~
Book Two

by Todd Parnell

What in the world is going on in the heart of the Ozarks?

From a fouled Skunk Creek to Presidential shenanigans, mass extinction, threats of secession, and bizarre infestations, Hardlyvillains have had plenty of reasons to be hoppin' mad. Their town, their water, their very way of life seem always at risk—and now more than ever—as tainted water kills one of their own and the heads of murder victims start turning up around town. Is there a new yellow-eyed threat on the horizon?
      Love, laughter, and hellbenders fill the void with hope and happiness as the Hardlyvillains' ever-resilient spirit rises to challenge after challenge.
      Rowdy, ribald, insightful, and grounded in Ozarkian waters and history, Stream of Life will always surprise . . . and generally raise an eyebrow or two!

The Children of the Creek trilogy by Todd Parnell
tackles important contemporary issues in the
rich and colorful context of the Ozarks.

Praise for Stream of Life

"Todd Parnell's new trilogy is not only a rollicking comedy of horrors, it's a tall tale of America's heartland that will resonate with anyone who cares about our rapidly shrinking wild areas and all their precious flora and fauna."
~ Dr. Ken LeSure, author, Cold Feat

"This latest trilogy, the Children of the Creek, continues Todd's passion for sustaining our water resources. It's set in the context of a bizarre and quirky story, both spoof and satire on contemporary politics, culture and small towns in the Ozarks."
~ Dr. John Moore, Jr., former president of Drury University

Books by
Todd Parnell

The Ozarkian Folk Tales Trilogy


The Children of the Creek Trilogy


Todd Parnell began writing non-fiction during his years as a banker and educator, including published books The Buffalo, Ben, and Me; Mom at War; and Postcards from Branson. He is an award-winning author inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame in 2012. He tried his hand at fiction upon retiring as president of Drury University and hasn't stopped writing since, completing the Ozarkian Folk Tales Trilogy, published by Pen-L Publishing, and is hard at work on a second trilogy, Children of the Creek. In his own words, "I've had great fun writing about the Ozarks and tackling important contemporary issues in that rich and captivating context!"
      Parnell is a civic leader, environmental advocate, co-founder of the Upper White River Basin Foundation, and retired CEO of THE BANK in Springfield. He recently completed his term as Chairman of the Missouri Clean Water Commission. He holds masters degrees in Business from Dartmouth University and History from Missouri State University, and is a graduate of Drury University.
      Born in Branson, Missouri, Todd is a sixth-generation Ozarker. He resides with Betty, his wife of forty years, in Springfield and is blessed with four children and five grandchildren. So far.

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