RISE OF THE JUMBIES
In this sequel, Corinne LaMer comes face to face with danger once again. When local children begin to go missing, suspicious eyes turn to Corinne. To rescue the children and clear her name, Corinne must face another jumbie–deep in the ocean. The only thing more perilous than Corinne’s adventures in the sea is the foe that awaits her back home.
Coming on September 19, 2017
An anthology of horror stories by women. Not for the faint of heart.
My contribution, titled “Ma Laja” is about a modern La Diabless who finds new freedom in a fast-paced world where no one stops to look at her feet.
Caribbean island lore melds with adventure and touches of horror in a tale about Corinne La Mer, who on All Hallow’s Eve accidentally draws a monstrous jumbie out of the forest, sparking a very personal war that only she can stop – a war made even more difficult once she discovers her own dark truth. A Junior Library Guild Selection, New York Public Library Staff Pick, Brightly Best Kids Books of 2015, We Need Diverse Books Must Read, and Bank Street Best Books of 2016.
Named “one of the 100 best books for reading and sharing” by New York City Librarians, the story is narrated by 13 year old Grace, on summer vacation in Trinidad, where she discovers a blurred photograph of a man with a birthmark exactly like her own. Grace’s search for this stranger changes Grace’s definition of family.