For whatever we lose, it is our self we find in the sea.

‘An extraordinary work, absolutely breathtaking … it beggars belief’ Conn Iggulden, New York Times & Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Achingly beautiful. A delightful, romantic, queer historical adventure’ Mackenzi Lee, New York Times bestselling author

A deeply poignant tale of naval warfare, political intrigue and a love between two men that stands tall in an unaccepting world. Perfect for fans of Hornblower, Sharpe and Outlander.

Out on 11 May 2023  

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Katie Daysh

Katie Daysh is an author from the Isle of Wight who loves to explore unheard voices in fiction. In her main genre, historical fiction, she enjoys placing queer characters at the heart of the narrative. Her stories are often set on the sea and illuminate themes of friendship, loyalty and mental health issues.  Her debut novel, the queer Age of Sail adventure, Leeward, is published through Canelo in 2023, followed by two other stories in the trilogy. She is known as empiresofwater on Wattpad, and KDayshAuthor on other social media. In her regular life, she works in retail.

She is represented by Francesca Riccardi at the Kate Nash Literary Agency.

Published books

Leeward (Nightingale and Courtney Book #1)

Nightingale and Courtney Book #2

Nightingale and Courtney Book #3

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