I am excited to announce that I’m working on a second book, The Oyster Thief.
What is it? An underwater odyssey.
It’s the most creative project I’ve ever embarked on, and it’s been pushing my imagination to the limit. I’m excited to be working with my editor Jessica Case and the team at Pegasus Books, with whom I was also fortunate to work on Project Animal Farm.
Stay tuned in the next months for a brand-new website and newsletter, and big perks and giveaways.
So…what’s the book about?
THE OYSTER THIEF features a vast underwater world harboring a mysterious secret. Here’s the story:
Coralline is a mermaid in the Atlantic Ocean whose idyllic life is ruined by an oil spill that gravely sickens her little brother. Desperate to save him, she embarks on a quest to find a legendary elixir.
She encounters a human man, Izar, who’s left his life on land behind to find a cure for his dying father. What he doesn’t tell Coralline is that his family runs Ocean Dominion, a corporation whose ships plunder the waters she calls home.
Their quest for the elixir pushes the two of them together, even though their worlds are at odds. Accompanied by a colorful troupe of animals, Coralline and Izar travel through coral reefs and seabed towns, trailed by murderous adversaries and warring ships. Their pasts threaten to tear them apart, while a growing attraction adds to the danger. Ultimately, each of them faces an impossible choice. Should Coralline remain with the world she knows, including her fiancé, or should she relinquish everything for a stranger who might betray her? And Izar holds a secret of his own—one that might cause him to lose Coralline forever.