Dolphins Aren't Vegans
... is my unpublished novel for the youngest Young Adults. It's a beachside mystery and crush-com (a junior rom-com) with a splash of magic realism in a stand-alone title of 50,000 words.
Three teenage misfits uncover a con-artist’s scheme that threatens the place they love. Their only ally is another hustler, who happens to be a dolphin. The plot thickens with embarrassing parents, crazy tourists, horrible bullies, hidden crimes, a little philosophy, a terrible storm, a change of heart, several sausage rolls and a couple of slapped seagulls.
With humour and compassion, Dolphins Aren't Vegans tackles serious issues: body shame, dyslexia and homophobia. It's inspired by my own youth, spent in northern NSW, not fitting into any of the coastal sub-cultures.
If you're an agent or publisher who'd like to see the manuscript, please get in touch.
A novel is never anything
but a philosophy
put into images.