THE JUMBIES SERIES
RISE OF THE JUMBIES (book 2)
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. (Middle Grade)
A Junior Library Guild selection. Starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. Listen in the Best Books of 2017 by Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Book Riot, and NPR. Nominated for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award.
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. (Middle Grade)
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.
In this official Minecraft novel, 14 year old gamer Bianca Marshall lies in the hospital after a car accident. A fellow pediatric patient, A.J., loans her a set of VR goggles so she can play Minecraft as she recovers. But once she’s inside the game, Bianca can’t tell what’s real and what isn’t, especially when gameplay starts to feel very, very real. Can she get to The End before she’s killed inside the game and in real life? (High Middle Grade/Young Adult)
An anthology of 44 short stories by popular kidlit authors and illustrators from writing prompts they gave to each other. Read the stories, look at the illustrations, find out who got whose prompt, then try a prompt of your own. (Middle Grade)
An anthology of horror short stories by women. Not for the faint of heart. The collection was the #1 bestseller on AALBC in December 2017 and is on the Horror Writers of America Bram Stoker list for “Superior Achievement in dark fantasy and horror writing.
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. (Adult)
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. (High Middle Grade/Young Adult)