Kids can be sweet, innocent, and mischievous. Meet five children with the power to: return loved ones from the dead; to heal, protect, and live up to a dark calling. Home Goin' - Everyone keeps telling little Patrick McPherson that his Nana Bee has gone to live with God. He knows it's not true because he can still see her. To prove it, he wakes her up...right at the funeral. The Magic in Kisses - There's magic in a mother's kiss, at least that's what toddlers believe. For Alabaster and Richard Jones, that belief is flipped when their two-year-old Chloe does something unbelievable. Breath of Life - Thirteen to a teenager is a magic number, it means you're that much closer to being an adult. For Kya McDaniels, her thirteenth birthday is the day her powers awaken, which prove useful for getting rid of the dead man on the patio. Pinky Swear - Delilah made a promise to her little brother Carlos, that not even death can stop her from keeping. Practice - Darius McCray wants nothing more than to please his Papa, and the way for him to do that is to perfect his craft before the big party. Minor Mischief celebrates the power of innocence, the purity of a promise, and the magic that allows children to rise above the darkest circumstance.
E. M. Lacey is a Chicago based author of paranormal, horror, and fantasy. She has been writing since the age of ten. Although she has many interests, writing has been her passion. Being exposed to authors like Tananarive Due, L.A. Banks, Octavia E. Butler, and cutting her teeth on horror greats Stephen King and Dean Koontz fueled her love of horror and all things paranormal. Ms. Lacey's writing has been described as delicious, out-of-the-box, and fun. Ms. Lacey hails from Homestead, Florida but resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is working on her next piece.