It has been a while since my last post. But I have some arguably valid excuses. To wit, (1) moving from China to Borneo is a slightly involved procedure and (2) I’ve been busy completing tasks for my soon-to-be-released novel, The Orphan of Torundi!
I thought it would be fun to post the ARC/Catalog Copy here. So, without further ado …
To find the truth, she must first uncover the lie ….
Orphaned as an infant, Sam is raised by a pharmaceutical research mission in the rain forests of Torundi. She wields a mean machete, makes soap from candlenuts and is a fairly astute amateur entomologist. You know, the normal stuff. But a month before her seventeenth birthday, she is exiled to an American boarding school in Penang, Malaysia.
Armed with little more than her unusual upbringing and church-lady clothes, Sam must contend with her new existence as the world’s most socially unprepared high school senior. Well that’s just fine. Because she is determined to solve the mystery behind her banishment and return home tout de suite.
But when she discovers the unthinkable – that her banishment is tied to a enigmatic corporation with illicit designs on Torundi – she realizes the real mystery she must uncover is … why? Soon, Sam is caught in a whirlwind of intrigue, danger and greed. As she chases this thread of truth to its end, she unravels a plot that threatens her beloved home, her trust in the boy she has grown to love and her own existence.
Blending espionage elements akin to The Bourne Identity with those high-school-awkward-moments (hey, it could happen), THE ORPHAN OF TORUNDI is a quirky, cross-cultural tale of romance, self-discovery and adventure.
J.L. MCCREEDY was born in New Jersey, grew up in Indonesia and Malaysia, attended law school in Mississippi and currently lives in Borneo. She freelances as a writer and consultant for charitable organizations. Her debut novel, LIBERTY FRYE AND THE WITCHES OF HESSEN (Penelope Pipp Publishing) was released in 2012.
Available wherever books are sold.ISBN (E-book): 978-0-9882369-3-6/0988236931 ($4.99)
ISBN (Paperback): 978-0-9882369-2-9/0988236923 ($9.99)
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