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The Galaxy Pirates

A very warm welcome to my author site. I am delighted to announce the publication of my new children's series, The Galaxy Pirates. The first book, The Hunt for the Pyxis, is a mid-grade adventure novel inspired by a lifelong love of outer space, the constellations and big ships. I think of it as Star Wars meets Patrick O'Brien, perfect for ages nine and up. School Library Journal says that it's "absolutely action packed...this first in a series will keep kids reading!"

To buy the books, click here.

Here you can also find out more about my Saudi novels, Finding Nouf, City of Veils, and Kingdom of Strangers. The series introduces Nayir Sharqi, a pious Muslim man and desert guide who sets out to solve a few mysteries...one of them being how to find a wife in a country that makes it difficult to talk to women, let alone date them. Finding Nouf won the LA Times Book Award and an ALA Alex Award. All three books have been international bestsellers and have sold in over 45 countries. For a visual treat, check out covers from many lands.

Here you can also visit my blog, Pilgrimage, where I post about my books, tours and forthcoming work. I will also update it regularly with news about The Hunt for the Pyxis and sneak peaks into the creation, inspiration and science behind the story. The The Presidio Brat is a more personal, local blog about the Presidio of San Francisco, a former military base and now a national park in San Francisco where I grew up and where I now live.

As always, feel free to contact me through Twitter, Facebook, or one of the blogs above.


Author photo by Nina Ostrovsky