Suzanne Westgatepirates, 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.