Nicole Plyler Fisk is the Associate Director of First-Year English at the University of South Carolina. You’ll find her in the classroom teaching themed courses on Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. Or you’ll find her rescuing dogs from animal shelters (she’s fostered 80 dogs and counting since 2011, despite her grumpy husband). She’s the mother of two humans (a daughter who is adopted from Kazakhstan, and a son named Jack), 5 dogs, 2 chickens, 2 fish, 2 rats, and 1 cat.
The Pirate Train tells the story of the Yo-Ho-Matey family whose youngest son upsets their pirating plans (he gets seasick), and they have to re-imagine their life as a result. In the first book, the Yo-Ho-Matey family buys their train and travels to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas to dig for treasure, but each book features a new adventure that further develops the characters and highlights fun destinations for treasure-seekers.