Friday, March 18, 2011

YA Indie Spotlight: Ben White

Hi Everyone!

For this week's YA Indie Spotlight I'm pleased introduce Ben White.

Ben is on the blog promoting his YA Fantasy novel Miya Black, Pirate Princess I: Adventure Dawns.

This novel is priced at $0.99, and is the first in a series.


For Princess Miya Black, home is Clover Island, a tiny dot of a place not even named on most maps. Founded fifteen years ago by her parents, ex-pirate Tomas "Boots" Black and ex-princess Lilith "Lily" Brightburn, it's a place for second chances and new beginnings. It's there that Miya was born, there she grew up, and there she now lives, spending her days riding with her best friend, practising swordsmanship with her fake uncle, sailing with her father, and avoiding book lessons with her mother. To Miya it's the best place in the entire world, and she knows how lucky she is to have it.

So when her home is threatened Miya doesn't just sit around around sulking. She's the princess of Clover Island, with the blood of pirate legends running through her veins, and she'll do whatever it takes to protect her kingdom.

RATING: A mild PG for minor violence and mild swearing (damn, hell, bloody).

(This rating leads me to believe that this could be a good choice for some middle grade readers, too.)


I'm Ben, Benjamin Joseph Kuniyoshi White if you're not into the whole brevity thing, Ben White if you're somewhere in the middle, and I write books. Books about pirate princesses, books about would-be greatest superheroes, books about gloomy girls bashing zombies about with baseball bats. Most of my books would fall squarely in the sub-sub-genre of 'Girls Kicking Arse', and if you had to choose a section of the library to put them in, Young Adult would be the safest bet.

I live in Nelson, New Zealand with my wife and two busy young daughters, and in pretty much every spare moment I have, I write.

Readers: You can find Adventure Dawns on Amazon.

Check out Ben's author page while you're there. You'll find the second Miya Black book and a few others there, in addition to the paperback links.

Thanks for stopping by, Ben!