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Reid Daniels

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. 


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”.

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