Surf Monks of New Hawai'i
Twelve-year-old Pallie lives in exile aboard a city of sinking cruise ships where she spends her days dreaming about the family she's never had and spying on the shores of New Hawai’i—forbidden to Tourists like her. When Ship City receives the first radio transmission from the Mainland U.S. since the world went dark and New Hawai’i’s Locals banished them to the water, there’s finally hope for rescue and an end to the Tourists’ extended “vacation.”
Until Pallie accidentally fries the radio.
Now Pallie must sneak ashore in a dangerous undercover mission to find the radio’s replacement. The annual gathering of the Surf Monks has just begun, and acolytes seeking to train in their mystical bodacious ways are arriving from all over Big Island, giving Pallie the perfect cover. Surfing by day and searching for the radio by night, Pallie discovers the life—and the family—she’s always craved among the Locals she believed were her enemies. But with water levels rising every day, Ship City needs her more than ever, and completing her mission means risking her new life. Torn between two feuding worlds, Pallie must choose before her secret’s exposed, Ship City sinks, and she loses her chance at a family forever.
SURF MONKS OF NEW HAWAI’I is an upper MG speculative adventure that will appeal to fans of surfing, espionage, and survival stories, while making everyone who reads it desperate to visit Hawai’i.
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Wil & the Pillow Fort of Doom
I’m at hard at work at my newest MG fantasy, WIL & THE PILLOW FORT OF DOOM, alternatively titled EVIL BABY WIZARDS, inspired by my own evil wizard baby. Think The Labyrinth x Boss Baby x Garbage Pail Kids.
Yeah. I’m pretty excited about it, too. :D
One day I’ll write a query/pitch for it, but that day is not today, friends. Stay tuned!