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Ink published by Beachy Books

My first children’s book has been published by indie publishers Beachy Books.

Ink is a tale of adventure, bravery and friendship. It is a chapter book that is ideal for readers aged 7 to 9+ years.

Finlay sees a mysterious shape under the surface of the sea and is convinced it is a local legend come to life, an enormous sea monster that haunts the shores.

When a migrant boat goes missing, Finlay and his best friend Jack promise to help a survivor, a young girl called Aya who speaks no English, to find her family and to prove the existence of the monster in doing so.

On a stormy night, the three young friends risk their lives out on the ink-black sea sea, in the hunt for the Devil of the Deep Dark Sea…


“Ancient local legend meets a modern-day tale of migrants in this story of courage and new-found friendship…Often rhythmic and onomatopoeic, K.M.S. Latham’s Ink tells an atmospheric, adventure- packed mystery story of courage and friendship as a mythical monster of the deep, dark sea unites three children…”

Joanne Owen, Editorial Expert at (full review)

“This story is a thrilling adventure that skillfully weaves the ancient and modern, mixing the challenges of our times with a classic monster mystery. With as many twists as a kraken’s tentacles, children will be gripped by this tale!”

Dan Green, Editor of The Week Junior Science + Nature