Category Archives: pirates

Book Launch Picspam – The Duke & The Pirate Queen

TweetMy friend L. threw my book launch party for me; I had very little to do aside from buying beverages and helping to set up. Her 6 year old daughter Geeklet (not her real name!) drew me a picture of … Continue reading

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“Researching Asian Pirates” Guest Post

TweetI’m visiting Jeannie Lin’s Blog today to chat about “Researching Asian Pirates,” which was a tricky thing to do since I’m only fluent in reading English. I’m still looking for additional sources for future projects. Please drop by and comment!

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Pirate Linkgasm

TweetBefore I wrote The Duke and the Pirate Queen, I didn’t realize quite how many websites existed about pirates, especially pirates from the 1600s through around 1720, particularly in the Caribbean. That’s the most common idea most people have of … Continue reading

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Alison Tyler interviewed me, and The Duke & The Pirate Queen cover!

TweetAlison Tyler interviewed me about fairy tales and my story in her Spice anthology, Alison’s Wonderland. And the cover of my December 2010 Spice release, The Duke & the Pirate Queen. Just because.

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Pirates and Swords

Tweet Sometimes, a picture says it all. Nummy, aren’t they? Photo is of Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone in Captain Blood, 1935. You can see the sword fight here. It’s visible that Basil Rathbone was a real fencer; Errol Flynn … Continue reading

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Fabricating a Plot-Generating World

TweetThe novel I’m currently writing for Harlequin Spice, tentatively titled The Duke and The Pirate Queen, is a sequel to my first book for the line, titled The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom & Their Lover. The books are set … Continue reading

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The Book of Awesome

TweetToday I bring you The Book of Awesome. The Book of Awesome is why you should have friends. A short while ago, I was bemoaning the fact that I had read the Hornblower books and the Aubrey-Maturin books, and was … Continue reading

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Pirate Romance For The Win!

TweetI think romances with pirates in them, or at least sea adventure, have some of the best backcover copy ever. These are best enjoyed if read with great expression and appropriate emphasis on any use of pirate/sea/sailing terminology. Bonus emphasis … Continue reading

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Researching Pirates

TweetThe novel I’m currently writing has pirates! I am very excited by this, as pirates are a classic element in romance novels. Here’s what I’ve been reading so far, as research. Links are to Amazon.com. I started out with this … Continue reading

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New sales!

TweetI’ve sold two more books to Harlequin Spice. The first one is tentatively titled The Duke and the Pirate Queen, but that will very likely change, since all of my other tentative titles have changed before publication. The second is … Continue reading

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