The Explorers Series

Suddenly the bird jumped up into the air and twisted around, faster and faster, as a strong wind whipped through the room. A flash of light made them all close their eyes, and when they blinked them open again...

The crow was gone. 

In her place stood a girl with long, black hair and odd and raggedy dark clothes, still sparkling with bits of magic on her sleeves.

The Curse of The Crow, Explorers #1

Out now! Find your "caw"-py here

set sail with us!

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Explorers #1

Prepare your Potions, Buckle your Swashes... Adventure Awaits!

Set sail with Captain Gabriel and the crew to explore a world of magical unicorns, "macguffin" flowers, cursed crows, hilarious jokes, and more! 

Status: Out now! Buy it here

10% of author proceeds support our school library!

"Is this book about anti-gravity? Because I couldn't put it down!" - Elliot the Cook

The Treasure of the Island

Explorers #2

More Adventure Awaits!

Cap's new friends won't rest until they find the elusive treasure of Tesoro Island, even if only to save it from the greedy clutches of Master Ellen and the wizards! But the island has secrets of its own... 

Status: Plotting and "what if"-ing

"What kind of storm makes you smarter? A brain-storm!" - Elliot the Cook

about us

Meet the Author Crew!

Melissa J. Roche

Melissa J. Roche enjoys writing books with anyone who has an imagination, spelling words and reciting pi with Cap, and practicing Shotokan karate and playing video games with Ressa.

Ressa Draco

Ressa Draco has been practicing martial arts ever since she discovered her arms, about 8 years ago now. When she's not slicing grass in the backyard with sticks, she loves to read all the books and defend all the animals.

Gabriel M. James

(Cap'n) Gabriel M. James has gone on many adventures in the last 10 years, so he's quite good at it. Away from the helm, he's a runner, inline skater & musician, fond of fuzzy things, especially of the purring variety.

The making of The Curse of the Crow

How did our triple-author, multiple ages, creative collaboration work? Read our blog post for our book's exciting origin story!

Read it here

an excerpt

In which Ressa the Defender teaches Captain Gabriel how to swordfight.

Crow excerpt

Want more Cap & Ressa? The Curse of the Crow, Explorers Book 1, is out now in paperback, audiobook and ebook. Grab your "caw"-py here! And sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on the rest of the series, coming soon to a library or a lemonade stand near you.