It was just an absolute great read! You offered a rich and explosive environment ...
I am blown away by this book. You captured my apt attention in the first paragraph and kept it to the very end. Your storytelling skills, character development and command of multiple topic areas were incredibly impressive--food, nature, sailing, explosive devices, slang of the era put me squarely in the time. That said, it was just an absolute great read! You offered a rich and explosive environment in which to tell the story of these two incredible women. I may have been in Hawaii on vacationlast week, but I felt like I was in North Carolina on a pirate ship. Bravo Bill, Bravo!!!!!! Now waiting for the movie and the sequel.
BJ Langan, July 12, 2017 Amanzon reviews
Just read it. You won't regret it!
When I first read the book summary I thought to myself, "a book about lesbian pirates? I'm not sure, but I'll give it a shot..." and I'm so glad I did! I love historical fiction and knew nothing about the fascinating lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read prior to reading this book. While the relationship between them is a critical part of the story, the book is also an action-packed adventure with very well developed characters and was extremely well researched. It is obvious that the author did his homework and really knows his stuff when it comes to pirate lore, the geography of the coast of the Carolinas, nautical terminology, and so much more. The combination of action-packed adventure with a nice dose of girl power make me think this book would really appeal to all readers, both male and female alike.
Kathryn L., July 12, 2017 Amanzon reviews
About the Author
William Charles Furney was born and raised in the “Down East” region of coastal North Carolina where pirates are local legends and their folklore lives on still. A former soldier, journalist, and communication professional, William tapped into a lifetime of experiences and adventures to craft a pirate tale in the tradition of Captain Blood and Treasure Island. After graduating high school in Virginia Beach, Furney served in the U.S. Army as a tank commander where he learned how to blow junk up, eliminate bad guys with economy, and lead good men through chemical, biological, and radioactive environments. Whereas these skills prepared him for civilian life in metropolitan arcadias such as Chicago, L.A., and Philadelphia, he instead decided to go to a university of higher learning. After arming himself with a BS degree from the University of Colorado's School of Journalism in Boulder, he ventured out into the world as a reporter where he proceeded to hone his skills at pissing people off with the written word. Along the way, he earned degrees in public relations and advertising. He became one of the first five people in the country to become a Certified Communicator in Public Health. He had his own column in the Jacksonville Daily News. He was a director of public relations for private industry and the director of communication for several government agencies. He established two public affairs offices where none previously existed; one for the State Health Director's Office and the other in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response – the state agency created in 2001 to oversee preparedness efforts associated with biological attacks and pandemic outbreaks. As a public health communication expert, he coordinated or participated in the media/public information responses to health crises involving AIDS, anthrax, SARS, E-coli, Pfiesteria, Brucelosis, Legionnaires' disease, SIDS, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Small Pox, West Nile Virus and numerous hurricanes. He also collaborated with the CDC Office of Communication on several health issues and was a certified trainer of their Emergency Risk Communication Program. He was a member and president of the National Public Health Information Coalition – twice.