CURRENT WORKS IN PROGRESS
Working title: Jack Hawkins and the Curse of Cortés
YA Action Adventure
A Treasure Island retelling with a modern twist. Treasure Island meets Tomb Raider in this action packed coming of age story.
Jack has always wanted to be an explorer/archaeologist like his uncle, Ben Gunn. When a series of events throws Jack into his uncle’s world, he quickly discovers it not as simple as dusty ancient artifacts. The world of historical relic hunting is a lot more dangerous than Jack realised. But clues lead to the possibility of the find of a lifetime. An island said to hold an unimaginable wealth.
But other forces are intent on getting their hands on the treasure, such as Johann Silver, a nefarious mercenary working for the mysterious Omega Corporation.
A new hero is born.
For fans of Percy Jackson, Skullduggery Pleasant and the Iron Trials series.
STATUS: 1st Draft Completed – Editing.
Working title: Project Emerald
YA Wizard of Oz Re-telling.
Delilah Green feels as though her life is out of her control.
Coming to terms with her parents ugly divorce means a new town, a new school and saying goodbye to her friends and her college scholarship prospects.
The only things she still has left is her unwavering desire to escape and her over pampered cat, Taco.
When an unknown messenger gives her a strange key, Delilah finds herself trapped in a bizarre dream world. Little does she know that this dream is more like a nightmare.
Finding help and hindrance along the way from a man with no memories, a woman with a steely gaze and a young soldier—turned—deserter, Delilah will discover that getting home is far from a simply walk down the Yellow Brick Road.
Magic, mayhem and mystery combine as Delilah and her new associates discover that a little bit of belief can go a long way, and when combined with courage, has the power to change the world.
Or in Delilah’s case… save it.