It’s summer, but perhaps you just felt a chill breeze. Maybe there was a tinge of fog in the trees that shouldn’t have been there this morning, or a strange scraping sound coming from the cellar…
Why? Perhaps it was because I just published a new book, ‘The Pirates of Penn Cove’. The story contains a strange summer adventure, sinister villains, and sudden fogs after all, and perhaps they’re sweeping out from the pages.
I wrote The book on Whidbey Island, where I live. Or Weirdbey Island, as I call it, because it really can be remarkably odd, in the best way.
Are there ghostly pirates on its shores? I’m not sure, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
Here’s the blurb so you can discover more, and a sample so you can read the beginning before embarking on this new adventure:
A lost Pirate’s Treasure. A Mysterious Secret Society. A Summer Adventure like no other.
Dylan Wylde’s no stranger to fear. His brother’s a bully, his only friends are halfway across the country, and now’s he’s been forced to move to Whidbey Island, or Weirdbey Island as it’s called by those in the know.
Soon Dylan finds himself having to confront his deepest fears as he uncovers a hidden society with a nightmarish secret. Throw in a monstrous sea beast, a pair of desperate treasure hunters, and a wild chase to find long buried chests before a fearsome centuries old undead pirate can destroy the whole island.
And he hasn’t even unpacked yet.
For readers who love spooky magical adventures, Goosebumps and Stranger Things.
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