Meet Gus, a gosling who likes to be by himself. But when his adventures lead him to a turtle's nest, he's in for some unexpected companionship!
Constance Cooper's award-winning poetry and her short science fiction and fantasy stories have been published in periodicals and anthologies. After working as a software engineer and as a web designer, she now divides her time between writing and taking care of her family. She lives with her husband and children in northern California.
"The setting is a blend of Venice's canals and Louisiana's bogs;
the plot is an almost cozy mystery with red herrings aplenty; the
heroine is as plucky as her sidekick is prickly. Add just a dash of
romance and you've got yourself a fine gumbo of a book that, while
satisfying in one gulp, may also have readers returning for second
"Cooper adeptly captures the transition from adolescence to
adulthood as Yonie faces temptations and hard choices, but the real
star of the show is LaRue, whose primness amuses while her mutual
loyalty with Yonie gives the story its heart."
--Publishers Weekly "Memorable, well-drawn characters. . . . Those who like unusual fantasies will enjoy this and will identify with the appealing Yonie as she searches for her roots and a place to belong."
--Booklist "Unexpected twists leave readers both on edge and fulfilled. . . . Readers will enjoy unboxing Yonie's past right along with her.