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Hey there! I'm so glad that you stopped by. My first middle-grade novel, The Neptune Project, is available now from Disney/Hyperion. I'm thrilled that it is also published as The Neptune Conspiracy by Puffin UK. I'm also delighted to announce that Disney Hyperion will be releasing my sequel, The Neptune Challenge, in April 2015. You can read more about The Neptune Challenge on my News page.
If you like stories about dolphins, sharks, loyal friends and nonstop adventure, The Neptune Project is the book for you! Please check out my cool links to dolphin sounds, shark sites and what our coastlines will really look like if the oceans keep rising.
Educators, with its strong environmental message, The Neptune Project lends itself well to cross-curriculum teaching. Please check out my new Common Core and Texas Teacher's Guides for lessons and activities that Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science teachers can all use in their classrooms. An experienced teacher, I'm also available for school, Skype and Girl Scout visits.
Please dive right in and make yourself at home!
Texas Bluebonnet Award 2014-15 Master List
Nominated for Maryland Black-eyed Susan Book Award
Scholastic Book Fairs/Book Clubs Selection 2014
Bank Street's Best Children's Books of 2014
Announcing a Fun New Summer Contest!
To celebrate the paperback release of The Neptune Conspiracy (the SAME book as The Neptune Project) over in the UK, I will be giving away copies of the very cool UK version every two weeks along with a dolphin necklace/bookmark to contestants here, Canada and in the UK who send me correct replies to the following questions. You can find all the answers on this website either in the About Me or Cool Stuff section. Please address your emails to: Neptuneproject1@aol.com and put contest in the header.
Good luck, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Nere is one of a group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of the "Neptune Project" are supposed to build a better future under the waves, safe from the terrible famines and wars and that rock the surface world.But there some big challenges ahead of her: no one ever asked Nere if she wanted to be part of a science experiment; the other Neptune kids aren't exactly the friendliest bunch, and in order to reach the safe haven of the new Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim across hundreds of miles of dangerous ocean, relying on their wits, their loyal dolphins and one another to evade terrifying undersea creatures and a government that will stop at nothing to capture the Neptune kids... dead or alive.