pirates, adventure, children's fiction
Suzanne Westgate is a mother and lawyer who never let go of her inner pirate. She grew up in a small harbourside town, often kayaking to shelly islands after school. In her early twenties, Suzanne backpacked through South America and Asia, and her adventuresâ€”sailing, caving, mountaineering, surfing, diving in the Caribbean with a crew of prisoners on parole, abseiling, skiing down a live volcano (mostly on her bottom), blowing things up with dynamite, and very nearly getting kidnappedâ€”helped inspire the Joneses and the Pirateers.
Suzanne and her family live in Sydney, where they enjoy their own adventures, treasure hunts, dance-offs, booby traps, and pirate-themed birthday parties.
All author royalties from the sale of this book are donated to www.projectfutures.com - supporting safe houses for trafficked children in Cambodia and Australia.
Books by Suzanne Westgate
The Joneses and the Pirateers: Lost on the Isla de la Muerte
After a daring escape from Cartagena, nine-year-old James can’t wait to return to the familiar shores of Tortuga. Unfortunately, the Joneses and the pirateers didn’t expect Dani to bring the admiral general’s only son with them—whether he likes it or not. With the Spanish Navy on their heels, the pirateers can’t stay on Tortuga, but getting off the island becomes much riskier when the privies attempt to kidnap their hostage.
The Joneses and the Pirateers: Escape from San Lazaro
The pirateers’ school holidays have arrived, and James can’t wait to put his newfound skills to the test.
After the annual raid on the Cartagena Naval School doesn’t go as planned, James, Elizabeth, and Emily find themselves carrying out their most dangerous mission yet: escaping from the dungeons of San Lazaro.
The Joneses and the Pirateers: Search for the Phantom Lady
After a ruthless pirate captures their father, James, Elizabeth, and Emily find themselves stranded on the enchanted island of Tortuga. The siblings must band together with a motley crew of orphan pirates-in-training to plan a dangerous rescue mission that takes them from shark-infested waters to explosive battles on the high seas.