F.T. Lukens is the author of In Deeper Waters, So This is Ever After, and five young adult novels published through Interlude Press. Her book Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic was a 2017 Cybils Award finalist in YA Speculative Fiction, won the ForeWord INDIES Book of the Year Gold Award for YA Fiction, and the Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction, and it was also recently named to ALA's 2019 Rainbow List. F.T. lives in North Carolina with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and three cats. Visit her at FTLukens.com.
"A frothy confection of sea foam, young love, and derring-do." --
"Pirates and princes, magic and mayhem, this book has it all! With exciting adventure and a breath-taking romance, I couldn't put In Deeper Waters down!" -- Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Give the Dark My Love and the Across the Universe trilogy
"An enchanting adventure, In Deeper Waters is a tale of secrets, survival, and the relationships that shape us. Lukens fills the pages with magic, humor, and waves of breath-stealing romance. An inescapably great read!" -- Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions
"In Deeper Waters is a delightful, big-hearted romp that delivers an old-school fantasy feel while also upgrading your favorite genre tropes. Come for the fantasy adventure, stay for the soft romance between a prince and a pirate! An absolute joy from cover to cover." -- Mackenzie Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
"In Deeper Waters is a siren call of delightful queer fantasy that speaks to the power of kindness and love. Royals, bedsharing, secret magical identities, political conspiracies and shenanigans abound in this immersive vibrant adventure steeped in lore and Lukens' own artfully crafted mythology." -- C.B. Lee, author of the Sidekick Squad series
* "Lukens has written a richly imagined fantasy, filled with action, suspense, and fully realized characters, that is also a beautiful love story that will touch readers' hearts and live in their memories." -- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW