Lift is the tale of Pia, a fiery eleven-year-old girl from an island city where children race seaplanes for sport. The race of the year is coming up in one week’s time, and Pia dreams of claiming the grand prize, a scholarship to the mainland aviation academy. It seems that nothing stands in her way…until shy newcomer Odette turns up at practice, and leaves her in the dust. What follows is a story that explores pride, jealousy, competition, and the delicate act of learning to balance your life with your passion.
Lift is an original graphic novel aimed at grades 5-8. I’m currently workshopping the pitch, and I hope to bring it to professional publishers in the future.