The Bow

Praise for Captain:
“Artie writes Captain Hook sympathetically and engagingly; wanting to know how such a nice kid winds up being such an evil figure is the book’s great draw.” – Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, UK

“There’s no doubt that Artie can write. It feels like a mainstream novel to me.” – Orion Publishing Group, UK

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The Midship

James is tired of having life dictated to him. At twenty years old, he wants to be his own man. He wants to see the world and all it has to offer. Stowing away on his uncle’s ship, however, he leaves London behind only to find himself on an uncharted island in the midst of a pirate crew.

After escaping inland, he discovers a race of faeries and befriends their queen. Soon, friendship turns to forbidden love, with the penalty of death if they are discovered. James wants her to run away with him, but she is beholden to her people. If he stays with her, however, his chances of seeing the world are over. And perhaps his very life, as well; he has no idea he’s even being hunted.

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The Poop Deck

Hey there Inksharers,

Captain has been with me for a number of years now. After being shopped around to UK publishers last summer, I decided to yank it back and do an overhaul. This is the new and improved origin story of the pirate we all love to hate.

By funding this project, you’ll be bringing an adult origin story to life. So often Pan origin stories are treated as kids’ fare, syrupy and magicky and fluffy. This is no such tale, dear Inksharers. This type of retelling is more in the vein of WICKED, though with less talking Animals, of course.

There is the profound possibility of a series (I already have a third of the next book - LOST BOY - written), but we’ll have to get this first one out into the world first!

I’ll be uploading some more material from the book as the days go by (above you can find an audiobook recording of the previous prologue of the book, cut in this last round of edits), so follow CAPTAIN and stay posted!

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Twitter: @ArtieSievers or email: artiesievers@gmail.com.

You can also find out more at www.artiesievers.com.

Thank you all for your support!

- Artie