It’s pub day! NADYA SKYLUNG AND THE CLOUDSHIP RESCUE is available all over (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound, Libraries).
I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. It’s gotten some fantastic early press, most of it behind paywalls for teachers and librarians, but I can share a few reviews (and quotes from reviews behind those paywalls):
“Nadya Skylung is one smart, sassy, spitfire heroine with gills. I love her!” —Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump
“Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue has the heart and soul of a classic adventure story wrapped up inside a stunningly imaginative world unlike anything I’ve seen before. It is thrilling, it is emotional, and it is wholly original.” —M. A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
“Giant air ships powered by cloud plants? A spunky heroine with gills? Crafty fire creatures? You’ll find this and more in Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue, a stunning debut filled with derring-do, surprises, and truly original world building. Fortunately, an action-packed ending promises more adventures for Nadya and her friends. Sign me up!” –J. A. White, author of The Thickety
“Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue is a skylarking adventure chockablock with secrets to unravel. Be prepared for a wild ride—the crew of the Orion quite literally sails close to the wind, and while this book is an exciting stand-alone, it’s clear Nadya’s adventure is far from over. ” –Sarah Cannon, author of Oddity
“A brilliantly characterized debut. A stunning read that explores ideas of what bravery means though rich writing, vivid descriptions, and a strong voice. Readers will be eager to explore this breathtaking and dangerous steampunk world set in the sky.” —Booklist
“With a rich and fascinating world, Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue will float right into your heart. Nadya and her crewmates are the perfect mix of flawed and competent that makes you root for them. Their unique personalities and talents give everyone a chance to shine and be the hero in this grand adventure.” –Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars
“A moving fantasy novel with strong world-building, intriguing characters, and touching themes about the meaning of family and sacrifice.” —School Library Journal
“Readers who love action-adventure stories will enjoy reading about Nadya and her friends.” —Kirkus Reviews
Thanks so much to the many people who made this happen. Nadya started life as a daydream, turned into a fun project with a middle-school creative writing class, and has become much larger than I ever thought possible. I hope it touches your heart, and lights your imagination on fire.