My love of the sea began while growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and continues today with visits and vacations to Cambria on the California coast.
While I’ve been an avid reader since early childhood, I didn’t start writing seriously until later in life.
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Book: Secrets of the Realm
Her life changes course when she becomes Captain Hawke’s cabin boy. Not only must Annie work along side the Realm’s motley crew of outcasts and gentlemen, she must also keep her superstitious shipmates from discovering she is a girl.
Annie vows she will never leave the Realm, where dreams are chased, shattered lives can mend, and secrets are stowed like keepsakes in an old desk drawer. But when Annie’s past catches up with her, can she stay on the Realm? More importantly, will she have a choice?
GENRE: Young Adult Historical Fiction
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“Reading about Annie’s adventures in Secrets of the Realm made me want to sign up for a sailor’s life. There’s nonstop action that readers will love.”
– C. J. Hill, author of Slayers and Erasing Time
“You can’t help but love Bev Stout’s feisty but good-hearted Annie. She’ll make you laugh, she’ll make you cry, and she’ll have you holding your breath as she bravely endures the hardships aboard an 18th century merchant ship. A rollicking good read.”
– Dee Lillegard, children’s author
“Adventure, secret identities, suspense, a voyage – and one girl’s struggle to earn her place in the world. Bev Stout delivers it all”
– Amy Fellner Dominy, author of Audition & Subtraction and OyMG
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WHERE TO PURCHASE:
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