My beautiful map of Port Royal and Kingston Jamaica, for my soon to be new writing room, "Peggy's Cove." This map is dated 1772. Of course it isn't the original but it's beautiful. Check out a little history on the tragic Earthquake that destroyed a great deal of Port Royal in 1692. I chose … Continue reading My Beautiful Map of Port Royal and Kingston Jamaica
Ever since I wrote The Blue Diamond - The Razor's Edge, I've been sailing all across the internet in search of the treasure that is all things pirate. From web sites to Facebook pages dedicated to the history and lore of pirates, I've pillaged and plundered information and along the way, I've found the most … Continue reading Meet My New Sister of the Sea – Author Cristi Taijeron – Part I
While chatting with fellow pirate lover and author Christi Taijeron, we were discussing the research of ships and I thought, you can find anything on YouTube...I'm so happy!
I'm not ashamed to admit I get all warm and fuzzy when I read a well written positive review. I kind of roll around in it like a dog in fresh cut grass. Why not? We write because we have to. We publish and share because we hope our readers will love it and share … Continue reading A Few Review Excerpts I Picked Out to Entice You Aboard
A Pirate's code of conduct Contrary to popular images of pirates, life aboard ship was often a model of discipline and democracy. The following code of conduct was taken from one 18th century pirate ship and offers interesting insight into pirate affairs. 1. Every man shall obey civil Command; the Captain shall have one full … Continue reading The #Pirate Code – Can You Follow the Rules of the #Ship?
Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret StairsFirst of all, let me say I love being able to schedule posts. 🙂 Question: Have you ever looked at a painting or even a well done photograph and immediately, the image comes to life in your imagination and a story unfolds? The painting … Continue reading A Writing Challenge – If You’re Interested
The Sack of Baltimore From the fabulous web site "Baltimore & The Isles The "Fort of Jewels" In the summer of 1631 Baltimore fell victim to a sensational attack by pirates. At that time the population consisted chiefly of settlers from England who had arrived some years earlier to work in the lucrative pilchard fishery … Continue reading The Sack of Baltimore – Baltimore, Ireland That Is