Not bloody likely.
Amity O’Malley is anything but peaceful or harmonious. Descended from a famous female pirate, and containing Irish Fae blood, she is not only a good pirate, but the best there is. You don’t want to cross her; her weapons and strength are unmatched by any on the North Atlantic, and the Achrann is the most powerful ship sailing the seven seas. She’s got (too much) whiskey, a sharp tongue, and plenty of power. She is almost invincible.
Then her twin brother Trevor decides to show up again and ruin everything.
The sibling rivalry is enough to make their poor mum turn over in her grave, but a tragedy forces them to stop fighting to get rid of a common enemy—before they lose everything, including each other.
Targeted Age Group:: Any
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love pirates, but I didn’t want to write a book about a normal, old-fashioned pirate. Amity is a modern-day pirate with flaws that make her real. She’s not invincible (although she thinks she is). I wrote this book for myself, but ended up sharing it with others.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
That is a good question. I know Amity is my alter ego, because I was told she is. Trevor is just the other dark side of Amity. The rest of them, honestly, I have no idea where they came from. None of them are based on anyone I know.
“Captain, where is the bloody gold? There’ll be wigs on the green if my crew doesn’t come up with it!”
I put my hands on my hips and stare at him, waiting for his answer. The wind has kicked up again, and my hair has started to whip around my face. I settle my hat back on my head a bit tighter. His eyes are darting back and forth to his crew; they are looking down at the deck, their chins on their puny little chests. I can practically hear the thumping of their cowardly hearts as I gaze around.
“Well isn’t that bleedin’ deadly. I guess I will have to find it myself.”
I have only taken two steps away when I hear the click of a revolver. I turn slowly back around in disbelief, looking at Captain Richardson. “Captain,” I say softly, “you had best be putting that revolver back in your pocket or you’ll be goin’ ninety to the dozen down to the fish.”
He keeps it pointed at me, stubbornly lifting his fat little chin. “Get off my ship,” he says in a low growl.
“I’m afraid I cannot do that Captain, as now I have to search for your cargo.”
“Lady, I will shoot you if you take one more step.”
I step forward.
His bullet hits the blade of my sword, drawn so quickly the normal human eye cannot see it until it’s too late. I see the heated steel bullet bounce off and sizzle its way down to the ocean.
“That was bloody nasty of you, Captain Richardson.”
About the Author:
The first thing I tell people is that I read the dictionary when I was five years old. That’s usually enough to surmise who really wants to talk to me. Smart people immediately ask for definitions of obscure words, most people just say “wow, that’s really weird.”
Yes, it is really weird.
I read the phonebook too.
I started writing when I was about six, once I figured out that I could string words together that people would read. I won a book competition in sixth grade, but as my memory is no longer reliable I can’t tell you what it was.
I can tell you, it took me 36 years to write another book. I finished it after six years of writing it; I published it, and I hate it. It’s boring. So thus was born the ‘Pirate’ series. Books I wrote for myself just for fun, and decided to share them with others (a long agonizing decision, I assure you). I am an impatient person by nature, I don’t have time to wait for an agent to think my book is good enough to publish, and I’m not egotistical enough to think it will be a best seller (although one always hopes), so I published it myself. So far so good. People seem to enjoy it, and I’m currently writing book three (Book Two will be released in October).
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