Alina Sayre began her literary career chewing on board books and has been in love with words ever since. Now she gets to work with them every day as an author, educator, editor, and speaker. Her first novel, The Illuminator’s Gift, won a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, was a finalist in the Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book competition and a semifinalist for the BookLife Prize in Fiction, and received a 5-star review from Readers’ Favorite.
When she’s not writing, Alina enjoys hiking, crazy socks, and reading under blankets. She does not enjoy algebra or wasabi. When she grows up, she would like to live in a castle with a large library.
Twelve-year-old orphan Ellie joins the crew of a flying ship and discovers she has a powerful, supernatural gift. But with a dangerous enemy bent on destruction, will Ellie be able to rescue her newfound shipmates--and her world?