MG High Fantasy Adventure about pirates, witches, and the bond between found families
Hey I’m Lane! I’m a middle grade/young adult author who really loves pirates and wlw romances! When I’m not writing, I like to bake and cross-stitch.
I love found families, queer romances (especially in kidlit!), ooey gooey romances in general. I love fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, even westerns.
I love the works of Neil Gaiman, Becky Albertalli, Diana Wynne Jones, Rick Riordan, Angie Thomas and more.
I hate books with sexist, ableist, transphobic or homophobic content.
Twelve-year-old Petra Miller was born under the decks of a refugee ship sailing aimlessly across the seven seas. When the ship is wrecked in a terrible storm, she never thought she might be marooned at a town in the middle of nowhere — much less that she would be saved by a terrifying mermaid.
Twelve-year-old Sophie Miller never thought rescuing a little girl marooned on the beach would change her life, much less give her a sister.
Petra and Sophie. United in their love of pirates and fairy tales, the two are inseparable. Too bad their town’s new mayor has little patience for homeless children and even less patience for homeless thieves. When Petra and Sophie are chased off the island by their mayor they find themselves on the deck of a pirate ship.
Thirteen-year-old James Teach is rude, impatient and haughty. With his father gone, captured by the government, James is the closest thing the ship has to a captain. He may be the girls’ only chance of survival, and their only chance of ever becoming real pirates.
Together, the three children must face bounty hunters, rival pirate ships and even a goddess in their quest to escape their old mayor and to find James’ father.
WE ARE LEVIATHAN!!! is a middle-grade fantasy novel for fans of PETER PAN and the works of Rick Riordan.
Petra was 6 years old, and if you asked her, she would have been able to show you the entire world. Well, her entire world, anyway.
There’s the north, at the bow, where the mermaid figurehead stood, proud and regal and poorly painted. There’s the south, at the stern, where the sailors liked to take naps and gamble when they thought the captain wasn’t paying attention. There’s the starboard and port sides, and that’s where all the action happens, where the deck is loud with the shouts and songs of the sailors, where Petra was yelled at all the time for being underfoot. Then there’s the below decks, where Mama and Petra and the others lived, where they slept, shoulder-to-shoulder, trying to block out the snores of the other refugees.
No one ever asked her. But Petra knew every inch of The Odyssey; she knew where the best hiding spots were, where the best whale-watching spots were, how to get the best food out of the cook. She knew this because she was born on the ship, and had spent every waking moment of her life on it.
In just a few hours, she would nearly die on the ship.
But that might be skipping ahead too far.
This is how Petra spent her mornings: she woke far earlier than everyone else, before chores and breakfast, and would sneak around Mama and the others in order to climb up onto the deck.
It was always quiet in the mornings. There were only a few sailors out, and the ones that were were used to Petra to the point they greeted her as she ran past, bare feet slapping against the wet wood. When she was little, they used to warn her against climbing the rigging, the criss-cross of ropes that stretched up to the crow’s nest, but either they were used to it at this point or they didn’t much care.
Petra scampered up the rigging like a spider on a web, each hand and foot expertly reaching for the next piece of rope. The sight of the water swirling beneath her used to make Petra dizzy and frightened, but she was 6 now. She was much too old for that.
I have a young adult contemporary romance novel in the works, as welan as a adult horror short story.
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