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"This suspenseful, undersea dystopia
should keep middle schoolers hooked."

   —Kirkus


US
The Neptune Project
Now Available

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 will also be published as The Neptune Conspiracy by Puffin UK in June 2014. 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.

Great news: the paperback version of The Neptune Project goes on sale April 1st (no fooling)!

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.

Grown up people, I'm available for school, Girl Scout and Skype 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



A little bit about the book...

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.

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