I'm of German and Irish heritage, and I've visited the West of Ireland. It's beautiful and rugged country. The people are friendly while the rural setting is peaceful, inspiring, and raw.
It takes place in the sixteenth century. What was going on in Ireland at this time which inspired the story for you?
Tell us something about your heroine and what turns a woman into a pirate?
You live in New Orleans, so research must have created a problem. How did you set about it?
Well, I've travelled to Ireland and the UK. Galway and the Aran Islands are two of my favourite places in the whole world. I also research extensively. My local librarians know me quite well, and I also went online to scour records from the National Archives of Ireland and other sites. IRELAND'S PIRATE QUEEN by Anne Chambers and PIRATE QUEEN by Judith Cook were very helpful. So was UNDER THE BLACK FLAG, the ultimate manifesto on piracy.