Lindsay Eagar: Race to the Bottom of the Sea Book Launch Party
Oct 10, 2017, 6:30 pm
Join children’s author Lindsay Eagar for the launch party of her new book, Race to the Bottom of the Sea! Find out how Fidelia Quail escapes her pirate captors and retrieves treasure lost on the ocean floor. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Race to the Bottom of the Sea from The King's English.
Eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is brainy, briny, and busy. It’s the last day of summer, after all–the last day for Fidelia and her parents, esteemed marine biologists Dr. and Dr. Quail, to tag local sharks before the fish migrate to the tropics for the winter, and the last day of calm before the seasonal gale, the Undertow, wreaks havoc on the ocean. Nothing the Quails can’t handle. But the field study goes terribly wrong when the Undertow strikes early. Dr. and Dr. Quail drown, and Fidelia finds herself landlocked, under the care of a new guardian–her aunt Julia, a timid spinster librarian whose idea of adventure lies in books, not boats. Fidelia is lost in grief, and scared to dip even a toe in the sea, a place that once felt more like home than home.
Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s taken by dangerous, outlawed pirate, Merrick the Monstrous, whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. He was hellbent on kidnapping one of the famous Quails for a marine-related assignment–and since Dr. and Dr. Quail are unavailable, he’ll settle for their daughter. Her task? Retrieve his sunken treasure, lost somewhere on the ocean floor, buried by the Undertow’s tidal shifts and the passing of time, and do it before Merrick’s time is up–his cough is worse than a seagull flying through smog, and his disposition is foul, even for a man who is dying.
But as Fidelia and the pirates close in on the treasure, she realizes Merrick might have more ties to her family than she thought. And maybe his drive to recover the treasure isn’t pure black-hearted greed. Facing the ocean without her parents is hard enough–can Fidelia piece together the mystery of Merrick’s impending death before it’s too late?
Lindsay Eagar is published by Candlewick. Her debut novel, HOUR OF THE BEES, was published to considerable acclaim. Her second novel, RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, publishes in 2017 – with more books under contract.
She lives in the mountains of Utah with her husband and young daughters. She has a BA in English from UVU and is now working towards her BS in History. Lindsay is a classically trained pianist and an un-classically trained rock guitarist.
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