ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of the ‘Pyrate Series’ novels
Founder & CEO of Pyrate Publishing
Finalist, 2021 & 2022 Page Turner Awards - Writing Award, for his first three novels in the Pyrate Series
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, touched me as a kid. I turned next to his follow-on novel: Kidnapped. But my love for pirates then lay dormant for several years—until it was reignited by the birth of my grandson. His parents named him Drake.
I thought about writing a little history of Sir Francis Drake, as a means of inspiring my grandson.
ABOUT PYRATE PUBLISHING
I founded Pyrate Publishing with the intent of bringing my readers fast-paced, action-filled, adventure novels for pirate lovers. The ‘Pyrate Series’ started with my debut novel, Pyrate Rising. But it’s now a trilogy-and-beyond.
Why P-Y-R-A-T-E, rather than pirate? Because it pays homage to the original book on pirates, authored by Captain Charles Johnson (likely a pen name). Published in 1724, it used the olde-English spelling in its title: “A General History of the Pyrates”.