Wherever they go, the pirates chew up the forest with that giant wood ship. All they care about is junk and they'll crush anything that gets in the way. I was just as blind to it as you until one day I tripped over a clue. What else was there to do? I became a pirate hunter...

“The Dread Crew is a tale of imagination and friendship. This is a spirited tale, gorgeously rendered. A debut work from a confident writer I feel sure will delight us again in the future." —January Magazine

“Inglis's spirited prose is a treat to read. Her descriptions of the pirates' repulsive appearance and foul habits elicit the perfect blend of disgust and glee." —CM Magazine

“The Dread Crew is the exciting debut of an extremely gifted, original writer. Sparkling wordplay, drop-dread humour, kooky, unforgettable characters in a world so richly imagined, readers will want more, more, more!" —Sheree Fitch

Order The Dread Crew: Pirates of the Backwoods from your favourite independent bookstore, big retailer, or direct from Nimbus. Includes 15 full-page illustrations from award-winning artist Sydney Smith.

A rollicking, rowdy hoot of a book with humor akin to Roald Dahl at his most satirically anti-establishment, and humorous, evocative language that echoes Goldman’s The Princess Bride.
— Lois Rubin Gross, Children's Literature

In a 2009 interview at Canadian Bookshelf, Kate talks to Julie Wilson about the process of writing The Dread Crew, how the setting of Nova Scotia informs the book, and the best gnome non-fiction. Another interview at The Daily Grommet got into the process of writing the first book.