Her story was never told…until now.
All Tiger Lily wants is to be a warrior and serve as one of the protectors of her people. But there are rules in the Miakoda tribe of Neverland. Girls aren’t allowed to hunt or go to war, and princesses are to remain free of danger. Things become even more complicated when she comes face to face with the legendary Peter Pan.
With Peter, Tiger Lily realizes there’s more to life than the expectations she lives under with her tribe. She struggles with wanting to stay young forever with Peter and the Lost Boys, or to grow up and conform to the Miakoda ways so she can continue her family’s legacy. But before she can decide which path to take, Tiger Lily discovers a secret that could end Neverland forever.
In Loving the Wind, the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter & Wendy, discover Tiger Lily’s story, and experience the adventures she shared with Peter Pan before Wendy came to Neverland.
Targeted Age Group:: 12-18
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always been fascinated with the story of Peter Pan, and many of the themes from that story have shown up in my writing. This last year I was looking for something fun to write, and finally decided that it was time I devoted my writing to my own version of this classic tale. What was just supposed to be a "for fun" project ended up being an amazing story.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters are all from the original "Peter & Wendy," by J.M. Barrie, except a few things were changed to avoid the blatant racism and sexism that was prominent in those times. In this, I gave Tiger Lily a strong voice and a solid background. In the original story, her main purpose was to protect Peter Pan. In "Loving the Wind," she becomes a 3D character with real feelings, desires, and hopes for her future.
A butterfly flew over me, dancing in the breeze that tickled my face. I smiled, admiring the colors within its wings as it fluttered near me before continuing its journey across the river. It was followed by another, its colors even more vibrant than the last. And then another, and another. I lifted my head to see a stream of butterflies fluttering in my direction, staying a similar course as they flew over my body to the other shore. I searched the shore I came from, trying to see where they were coming from. My heart jumped when I saw Peter, taking leaves that had fallen in the dirt near the river, folding them into tiny boats, and placing them in the water. The boats would float for a moment, and then they would transform into winged creatures, fluttering away from the water in my direction. He looked over at me and smiled, then went back to his folding.
I marveled for just a moment at this strange magic, reaching up to pluck one of the butterflies from the sky. It turned back into a leaf in my hands. Confused, I looked up to see leaves floating over me with the breeze, moving wherever the wind took them.
I swam in Peter’s direction, aware that my clothes were in a pile near the river and I was completely naked. He seemed oblivious to this fact, however. He kept floating leaves in the river. This time, he wasn’t even folding them. It made me question if there had even been any butterflies at all.
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