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    I am a former English teacher (both to US students and to students in China), a former lawyer and a writer my whole life. I love history. I love fiction. I love pirates. I have 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 3 1/2 grandchildren. I live on a lake in NH with my husband Rick Davidson and my cats Betsy and Stuart.

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  1. Anne's dialect is different from the others who are more British while she is more Irish. Thanks for the input!
  2. Story Statement: Anne Bonny’s life revolves around her growing family and prosperous plantation, helped by her smuggling trips. Then a baronet recognizes her and threatens to reveal her past as a pirate unless she transports slaves for him. She must save herself and her family and find a way to eliminate the threat that will always be there if she doesn’t. Antagonists: Baronet Jonathan Woolrich watched pirate Anne Bonny’s trial then visited her in prison to gloat as she gave birth. He appears suddenly among the ruling class of Virginia, which Anne and her husband have bec
  3. This is the opening scene of my book about the pirate Anne Bonny. She was sentenced to be hanged but reprieved because she was pregnant. Thrown into prison in Jamaica, Anne then disappears from recorded history. My book is an imagining of her later life based on some of the many rumors that surround her. ********************************************** CHAPTER ONE 15 June 1721 – Spanish Town, Jamaica Anne Bonny lifted her head off the slouch hat that covered a rock which acted as her pillow. It was raining and her side of the prison was dripping water on her. Slowly and awkward
  4. I just wrote a novel about another kick-ass Anne: Anne Bonny. A pirate who dressed as a man (women were bad luck on ships) and who was sentenced to be hanged but reprieved because she was pregnant. She drops out of history at that point so I created one for her. It's called Sailing Against The Tide. She is kick ass as a non-pirate too.
  5. COMP: Outlander meets The Mystery of Mrs. Christie. An outsider who disappeared and is reimagined. HOOK LINE; Anne Bonny escaped a hanging, built a life and left her past behind. Or so she thought. Pirate, smuggler, wife, mother and fugitive . . . Anne Bonny always sailed against the tide. SHORT PITCH: Anne Bonny, sentenced to be hanged as a pirate, escapes when her father carries her off Jamaica and marries her to a con-man named Joseph Burleigh. They build a new life on a plantation in Virginia. There Anne, always a rebel and an abolitionist, tries to adjust to a new
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