I am so excited to announce that the pre-order for my book, How to Outsmart Tea Pirates (and other useful sailing tips), has officially begun!
Years ago parents everywhere decided to cut these stories out of their bedtime readings. Their kids never knew there were chapters being skipped, pictures not being shown, and silly voices not being spoken. The parents did it out of love. They knew that if they read those omitted tales, their kids would never go to sleep. They were too silly and too scary for bedtime.
So now that you’re slightly older, you can finally read the bits your parents left out each night when you were tucked in for bed. Just be warned: they may still be too silly and you’ll laugh yourself to sleep tonight.
Perhaps this will be the book that you read to your children before they go to sleep or the book you read to yourself after the late night shows. Or maybe it will be the book that gets read over and over again until you know every line but it still makes you laugh. Its spine will be warped and wrinkled and every page will be dog-eared or contain several spots of lunch. Because that’s the book that you love, the book you cherish. Perhaps you even name it or put it in a special place on your bookshelf. It’s the book you tell all your friends about and the one you love to loan but pray comes back soon so you can read it again.
That is the dream I have for my little sea book. I have put all of my love and magic and humor into it so that you can have a special book that makes you smile no matter how bad the day.
Below, I’ve recorded a short excerpt from the book.
The pre-order begins May 1st and runs through June 20th. I’m signing all of the pre-order books and including one more hand-written ‘useful sailing tip’. So if you want a copy of How to Outsmart Tea Pirates (and other useful sailing tips) that’s even more special, you’ll want to grab your copy now!
The soft-cover How to Outsmart Tea Pirates (and other useful sailing tips) includes 74 pages of quirky stories, poems, and illustrations that will entertain you and rekindle your wonder. There’s also a super cool pirate ship battle in flip-book form contained within the book! Click HERE to pre-order the book.