Randy Wayne White to release youth novel
Randy Wayne White, the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Doc Ford series, has written his first middle-grade novel. Published by the Roaring Brook Press, “Fins” is a high-stakes, masterfully plotted story of courage, friendship – and sharks. The world’s shark population is in trouble for a sad, simple reason: shark fin soup. And although it’s illegal, poachers have been targeting Florida’s biannual migration of blacktip sharks. Marine biologist Doc Ford needs some assistance protecting the sharks and enlists the help of three kids. Together they form Sharks Inc. and are given an important assignment: to set out each day on their small fishing boat in hopes of tagging sharks for Doc’s research and to stay away – far away – from any possible poachers in the area. The trio certainly isn’t looking for trouble, but when they come face to face with danger, survival requires them to rely on each of their own unique gifts, and especially on one another. “Fins” will be on sale on March 31 through Google Play, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, eBooks.com and iBooks.