B.J. Rowling & D.G. Lloyd "The Misfit Tribe"
- Apr. 11, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gross Brothers’ Productions announced today that it will publish The Misfit Tribe, a new young adult series by B.J. Rowling, the cousin of #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling author, J.K. Rowling, renowned for the best-selling book series, Harry Potter. Ms. Rowling is teaming up with D.G. Lloyd, Detroit author and script coverage analyst.
The first book in The Misfit Tribe series is titled Secret of the Island Treasure
and will be published on April 18th
, 2014. This will be the first young adult novel for both authors.Secret of the Island Treasure
centers on fourteen-year-
old Jonathan “J.J.” Hanks and his band of misfit friends as they embark on a quest that began two centuries earlier when great-great-
great-grandfather Porter Hanks, a disgraced Lieutenant in the American military, fell upon a forbidden treasure during a siege by British forces in the War of 1812. The controversy surrounding the event has plagued the Hanks family ever since and now, with the help of his adventurous companions, J.J. has the opportunity to clear the family name and rewrite history. After unearthing six enchanted talismans, the teenagers unexpectedly acquire a vast collection of magical mystical powers and abilities. The discovery of an ancient map leads the young adventurers on a quest for buried treasure to a mysterious island filled with hidden secrets, booby traps, and a villain who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. What could possibly go wrong? A lot!
“We’re all misfits in one way or another,” said B.J. Rowling. “Our lives are an adventurous unfolding story, just like the lives of the main characters in The Misfit Tribe. Characters who D.G. Lloyd and I are hoping readers are able to relate to in some form or fashion, and with a bit of luck are inspired by. I’m delighted to have the chance to develop a new fantasy series that will positively invite more adventure into the lives of families across the globe.”