Margaret Rodeheaver
A lovable character, a magical tale.

A lovable character, a magical tale.


Middle-grade/Tween Fiction

Porkington Hamm
by M. M. Rodeheaver

            Life is not easy when you look one way on the outside but feel another way on the inside. But that’s just the sort of life Porkington Hamm experiences after he receives a dose of Doctor Morty’s experimental stem cell serum.

            Thinking, feeling, and (mostly) looking human, he deals with discrimination, dysphoria, and social anxiety, and must come to terms with his origin. He's always at his best when he forgets about himself and concentrates on helping others. With help from his best friend Tom, Porkington explores the world, makes friends, and develops his culinary talents. 

            But someone is stalking Porkington, and when Tom leaves town she makes her move. Is it the same person who got Doctor Morty fired from the university? Will her “conversion therapy” turn Porkington back into an ordinary pig?

            Porkington Hamm is a fantasy coming-of-age story dealing with contemporary issues, fun for upper middle-grade, tween, and young adult readers.

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Coming soon - Porkington Returns. Available June 2019.


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A Great holiday read —

Haunted Holiday by M. M. Rodeheaver

A fun chapter book for elementary kids —

Calypso loves the new-old house she lives in with her two mamas. She doesn't even mind that a ghost lives there too -- until he ruins their holiday cookie party! Is there something he doesn't like about parties? Or holidays? Or cookies? With help from the two mamas and her new friend Abbey, Calypso searches for clues in all kinds of places, like the library, the local cemetery, and even her friend’s house. But time is running out, and Calypso is determined to solve the mystery -- before the ghost can ruin their next party. -> Read a sample here <-

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Novels for grown-ups

Hidden Treasure
by Margaret Rodeheaver

Book 1 in the Chinkapin Series

Hot coffee, cool piano jazz, an unforgettable painting —and a second chance at happiness.
Welcome to the small town of Chinkapin, Georgia, where recently-divorced Laurie Lanton has decided to start her new life in a warmer climate. To keep her mind off her ex, Laurie joins her friend Mary and the other volunteers at the Treasure Chest, a charity thrift shop run by “St. Mark’s Across From the Tasty Chick.”

Anything can happen at the Treasure Chest - and does! Two robberies, a leaky roof, and an invasion of mice give Laurie plenty to think about. But a couple of men have also caught her attention.

            Will she pick Chase, the interesting and talented musician and member of St. Mark’s choir? He sure is easy to be with, but there’s something in his past no one wants to talk about. And just when things are heating up between them, Laurie overhears something that throws their future into doubt.

            And what about Jeff, the handsome painting instructor at the local arts center.  He seems to have some secrets of his own, including something he’s learned about an old painting found in the thrift shop.

            When disaster strikes the Treasure Chest, will Laurie’s '“super power” be enough to save it? If not, the thrift shop might have to close, and then what will happen to St. Mark’s?

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“Finders Keepers” - Chinkapin series book 2

“Finders Keepers” - Chinkapin series book 2


Finders Keepers
by Margaret Rodeheaver

Book 2 in the Chinkapin Series

Welcome back to Chinkapin, Georgia, where Laurie and Chase are living happily ever after – or are they? He’s awfully busy with work, and Laurie’s either out with her friend Mary or chasing down another freelance article for the Journal. Will they ever get engaged?

Laurie tells Chase there’s no need to be jealous when he sees her around town with the owner of the new bookstore. But she can’t take her own advice when she finds out about Chase’s secret meetings with a strange woman.

Meanwhile, you’ll never guess what turns up at the Treasure Chest thrift shop this time. Worth something? Or worthless? Laurie is determined to find out. She still enjoys working at the shop, but a couple of the volunteers are making things difficult. No one knows when Alice will show up. And Laurie wishes Evelyn wouldn’t show up so often. Tensions are almost at the boiling point, which means it could get uncomfortable at St. Mark’s.

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Flash Fiction and Short Stories

Enjoy a quick dip in the pool of life. 

Thrift by Margaret Rodeheaver 

How do I know what a man needs? Maybe a man needs a busted guitar, to fix himself. Something to steady his hands. 

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What summer in Middle Georgia is all about.

What summer in Middle Georgia is all about.