James Van Pelt writes on perseverance as a writer.
In the Bad Bayous, guile—a power in the water that changes people and objects, sometimes for the worse—sets Yonie Watereye, 16, on a path that puts her own life in danger as she traces her family tree and finds a murderer.
Constance Cooper recently published her debut YA fantasy novel GUILE. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and two Best Of anthologies. She has a background in software engineering and linguistics.