Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is a former teacher who works as a writer and editor. Visit her online at traceybaptiste.com and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste.
And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce
In both the Jumbies series by Tracey Baptiste and Newbery award winning The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, young girls realize their power in a magical world fraught with danger and where nothing is as it seems.
Nicki Salcedo is a journalist, novelist, and essayist. The title piece for her latest collection, In My Father’s Shoes, is based on the bittersweet experience she had wearing her father’s shoes after he died. She’s a graduate of Stanford University and her work has appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Good Housekeeping, Decaturish, and AtlantaLoop. Nicki lives in Decatur with her husband and four kids.
The Jumbie's God's Revenge
In book three of the popular Jumbies series, Corinne must use her emerging supernatural powers to battle the angry god who would destroy her Caribbean island home.
When an out-of-season hurricane sweeps through Corinne’s seaside village, Corinne knows it’s not a typical storm. At first Corinne believes Mama D’Leau—the powerful and cruel jumbie who rules the ocean—has caused the hurricane. Then a second, even more ferocious storm wrecks the island, sending villagers fleeing their houses for shelter in the mountains, and Corinne discovers the storms weren’t caused by a jumbie, but by the angry god Huracan.
Now Corinne, with the help of her friends and even some of her enemies, must race against time to find out what has angered Huracan and try to fix it before her island home is destroyed forever.