Barbara Powell


I grew up all over the place. My father followed mining and construction. Many of the places where we lived no longer exist, at least as physical structures. Sulphur and Trego are names on a map. Only a few boards and rusted cans mark where the towns once stood. The tapestry of relationships these towns once held are gone. All that remains are memories and stories.

I live in Winnemucca Nevada in a house my grandfather built surrounded by trees and shrubs. Wild birds and critters are welcome, as well as a changing number of rescue dogs. I love visiting and listening to people, always have. A favorite occupation in small town Nevada! Now I'm using the most compelling of these stories in my novels. Not all of them are set in Nevada, but all of them are based on generations of stories told and retold.

You can read some of these stories, in short form, at

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Simple Justice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,470. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
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Lester Garret and his son, Roger, are rapists. Their victims, the women of 1930s Reed's Crossing. Their money, and a Sheriff bought with that money, prevent any justice for these women. Lester and Roger stalk their victims one after the other until with the latest, young Lydia, the women of the town confront Roger and seek justice on their own.

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