The idea is to highlight women in pirate history, literature, movies, entertainment, academia, and culture more generally. This weekly event will feature books, podcasts, movies, blog posts, and anything directly or tangentially related to women and the connection to pirates. I will be borrowing content liberally from podcasts hosted by Phil Johnson at UndertheCrossbones.com. My twitter posts will generally begin at 10 am ET and end at 10 pm ET.
Here’s a quick peak at the women featured on the first day:
- Isabella–of course!–the escaped slave turned pirate captain and expert swordswoman, in the Pirate of Panther Bay series
- Podcast of Laura Sook Duncombe, author of several books on women pirates and sailors, at UndertheCrossbones.com (UTC)
- Interview (also UTC) of Helen Hollick, author of See Witch Adventures;
- UTC podcast with pirate historian Cindy Vallar, editor of Pirates & Privateers.
- David Cordingly’s book Heroines and Harlots: Women at Sea in the Great Age of Sail
- Interview with Andrea Jones, author of Hook & Jill:
- Interview with Shayne Vest, proprietor of DressLikeAPirate.com
- Laura Sook Duncombe’s Pirate Women: Princess, Prostitutes and Women Who Ruled the Seas
Of course, The Pirate of Panther Bay and Tortuga Bay can be found at amazon, SYPPublishing.
Each week I’ll have a preview of the line up on this blog. Leave comments if you have content that you would like featured!