Meet Jemi, my inspiration for the character Petrus.
When I first met Jemi he was climbing underneath the jetty with a home made bamboo spear for fishing. His broad feet moved expertly over the beams as he manoeuvred himself, one handed, through the structural supports.
His smile was broad, his hair kissed golden by the sun - he struck me as a true child of the sea.
In writing Ocean Warriors he was an obvious choice to be Novi's big brother - he was the only child I could imagine the spirited Novi looking up to.
Ocean Warriors: Plastic in Paradise was shaped largely by Novi's experience… but in the second book (yes, I'm still writing) you will here more about Petrus.