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What was in the large canvas sack young Fisher saw the Police Chief and the Mayor heave into the trunk of an old Buick? Whatever it was he saw, he shouldn’t have because now they’re after him.
He believes running away is the only choice to keep himself alive. There aren’t many ways for a kid to escape, but living in a coastal Maine town there are hundreds of islands in the vast open sea to go into hiding. Stealing a small sailboat and disappearing into the night, he does just that.
The Boat Thief is a boy’s sea adventure with the ocean testing Fisher Shoemaker every step of the way.
Targeted Age Group: 9 – 14
Book Price: $1.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I figured there were just too many darn books about vampires and the undead falling in love in the middle school / teen genre. I’m pretty sure there doesn’t need to be another book about that. I wanted my book to be real; it could actually take place. There’s no magic or anything mystical, either. It’s just a good adventure story which seems to be different from everything else these days.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Writing is a huge learning curve. Even when you think you’ve got it all figured out, there’s more to learn. The other half of the equation is discipline. It will take all your will-power to keep your butt in the seat and keep writing. You will quickly discover even mundane task like laundry and washing dishes seem more exciting. But don’t let the thrill of clean towels sway you from your task of writing.
Award winning writer, now author, MD Lee writes and lives on the coast in New England with his wife and young daughter. Many of the pieces he writes about are inspired by his true life adventures in the woods and on the sea. If there’s spare time in the day, he will grab a surfboard, mt. Bike, windsurfer, or kiteboard, all depending on conditions.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There were two key things that inspired me to write The Boat Thief. I love sailing, I’ve worked with sailboats my whole life, and I’ve written many sailing articles over the years. The obvious thing was to base a story about sailing. The thing was, I could not think of any sailing adventure books I had read when I was a kid, so I felt the kids of the world needed a good sailing adventure. I made it my job to provide just that! Also, the setting of Maine’s rugged coastline was plenty of inspiration. If you’ve ever seen it on a rough day you would think how could it not make for a great location for an adventure.