The researched history of each of the golden age pirates is used as the basis in writing their stories as a series of historical novels. I have taken license to infer the motivations of these colorful characters since they supported by the facts, and all of the the story lines I’ve created both fit and explain those facts. These can then be considered the ‘real’ stories of each of these pirates.
Here are the actual exploits of Blackbeard, Henry Jennings, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, and the other golden age pirates as they have been uncovered from historical research. While these may differ significantly from popular stories and what one may currently “know” about these pirates, they are nevertheless quite fascinating and more likely to be much closer to the truth.
The first book in the series is The Real Story of the Pirate Anne Bonny, who is perhaps the most misrepresented of all of the pirates. Her story is intertwined with that of Mary Read, and is an accurate representation of the historical facts.
Currently in the works is The Existential Pirate, the Real Story of Calico Jack Rackham.
I also provide some of the interesting facts about the golden age pirates that will be incorporated into these novels in my blog.